thanks Cleide and Rodolfo for a great vacation!
Submitted: March 1, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
Cleide, Al & I want to thank you for the nice spot you provided us in Barra- for our stay after our South American cruise...it was great to get back on land and enjoy the beach and the city of Rio! Since it was Carnival and crazy, we could not have navigated without the help of Rudy! he is a jem....he picked us up from the terminal, dropped our bags at the condos and off we went to both Sugar Loaf, then Corcovado the next day- had to hurry as our friends were with us and only had 1.5 days to see the city...Rudy also managed to score us tickets to see the "Samba Parade"...a highlight if anyone is ever here for Carnival!! The city is crazy but lively! don't expect quiet!!
Rudy drove our friends to the airport- easy- we enjoyed 5 days of exploring- then took us to Botanical Gardens and us to the aiport a few days later...fun fun fun! the condo suited our needs, and we enjoyed a few evenings and breakfasts on the nice balcony...great view of the beach!! Restaurants around are good and the one downstairs very good...make sure you take the Barra Express bus out front for only 2,75 R. to get downtown or use the Metro subway 4,25 R. at Impanema or Botofoga stations to take you anywhere..
Highlights: Candelera, Sao Benito Monastery, Zoo, Botanicals, Carnival parades downtown, Samba parade ( $$$ but don't miss), Corcovoda and SugarLoaf ( go early).
We had a great time Cleide...hope to talk soon about your San Fran condo, best to Rudy!!
Jill & Al Forster.....
Tourists without a Car,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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