Rio de Janeiro is a city that thrives on music, dance and fun which means you can expect one fantastic party to see in the New Year! So, if you are going to spend New Year 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, here is what can you expect from Cidade Maravilhosa.
The most famous thing about Rio’s celebrations are no doubt the fireworks on Copacabana beach. We will give you all the insider knowledge on how best to enjoy them. However, not to be outdone, some of the other neighbourhoods have their own fireworks display. So if you’ve already done Copacabana or don’t like such big crowds don’t worry, we will tell you about the other options you have.
Some people prefer more exclusive events and there are no shortage of them in Rio. Private parties at chic clubs and bars are abundant so there will be an option for every music taste. This is a good option for the big drinkers amongst you as the majority of parties include open bars.
There are special public transport schemes on New Year’s Eve. This is vital to understand if you are planning on going to Copacabana. The biggest tip we can give you is travel as little as possible. If you really need to then do it earlier rather than later or you may be celebrating by yourself on the road than with your friends!
We give you tips and options on where to stay depending on what it is you want to do. Despite all the bad press there are deals to be had if you do some research!
Every country has its own traditions when it comes to seeing in a New Year and Brazil is no different. Discover some of the most prominent ones and the history behind them. Then you will be prepared to join in and make New Year 2014 in Rio de Janeiro unforgettable!