Carnaval is like a living thing in Rio de Janeiro. It’s everywhere! In some cities, like here in Rio, Carnaval is more than just a holiday – it’s a way of life!
Partying at Carnaval in Brazil is a true bucket list experience. But it is much more than just dressing up, dancing samba, and getting drunk!
If you want to glitz and glamour of the big Carnaval experience, you need to go to the Sambrodrome, where all the big samba schools parade over a period of 24 hours, non-stop.
Tourists from around Brazil and the world attend to watch the parade, dancing to samba among thousands of other partygoers.
To celebrate Carnaval in Rio all you need to do is head into the street for one of the many Block parties.
On any given day during Carnaval, there will be thousands of people crowding the beaches and the streets as large trucks with live bands play loud samba.
Here are five tips for enjoying Carnaval 2013 in Rio!
- Be careful in the big crowds, it is easy to lose your friends.
- Dress for summer, it gets hot among all those bodies!
- Leave your valuables at home, just take enough money to see you though the day.
- Drink plenty of water, as heat and alcohol don’t mix well.
- Enjoy the party!