Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro: what to do in between parties

Clara Massote

Alexandre Macieira, Anto´nio Rodrigues, Fe Frazão, Samuel Antonini, Thales Leite, Publicity



Warming up


“To start the marathon of parties, I’d recommend having the hearty breakfast at Slow Bakery, located in the neighborhood of Botafogo. An artisanal bakery with exclusive bread options, from the oven straight to your table.”

Rua São João Batista, 93, Botafogo


Quintessential Rio


“The famous feijoada dumplings and rabada at Aconchego Carioca, owned by kind chef Kátia Barbosa, are good for your body and soul. The restaurant is close to Praça da Bandeira, in the neighborhood of Tijuca.”

Rua Barão de Iguatemi, 379


Culture at the port


“If you want to take a break from all the partying, go check out the revitalized port area. The Museum of Tomorrow and MAR – the Museum of Art of Rio – are also worth visiting.”

Praça Mauá, Centro


Street art


“Also located in downtown Rio, the route of many ‘blocos,’ the brand-new Olympic Boulevard and the graffiti by Kobra, considered the biggest in the world, are essential attractions.”

Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 335 - Centro


On two wheels


“Rio has many bike lanes and paths with amazing views! One good tip is to start at the beach in Botafogo and head towards Santos Dumont Airport, passing by Rio’s largest urban park to arrive at the foot of the runway at the charming airport.”


LATAM has direct flights to Rio de Janeiro departing from Santiago, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and 26 other destinations.



Pedro Luís

The musician created the group Monobloco 17 years ago and helped to boost the popularity of street Carnaval in Rio.