As Brazil's global stature continues to rise, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have transformed into the region's most vibrant and colorful cities. Whether you want to soak in the sun on Rio's glamorous Copacabana Beach, shop in São Paulo's cutting-edge fashion boutiques, or indulge in Latin American's most innovative cuisine, Fodor's Rio and São Paulo is the guidebook that ensures travelers get the most out of these two up-and-coming cities.
Expanded Coverage: An 8-page color section highlights Top Experiences for travelers. This edition has a new Experience chapter with in-depth information on visiting Rio and São Paulo, including the best beaches in the region and insider tips on attending Carnival. It also works as an expert trip planner, with features on great itineraries and when to go. The guide has expanded coverage on numerous side trips to national parks and resort towns in the surrounding areas, such as the pristine beaches at the ever-popular Buzios.
Special Features: This edition features fresh restaurant and hotel picks, along with extensive information on side trips for travelers looking to unwind from the frenetic pace of Rio or São Paulo. The Experience chapter brims with in-depth information on the sounds, tastes, peoples, and cultures of the two cities.
Indispensible Trip Planning Tools: Each chapter opens with an orientation and planning section that includes maps, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively and navigate these cities and their environs.
Special Events: Brazil will be in the spotlight in the near future as the host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. The guide offers tips on planning a trip during this tournament, along with easy-to-follow information on the venues that will host World Cup games in both cities.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.
Fodor's Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo 2014 by Fodor's