The best method of transportation is by taxi: Yellow Taxi, Special service cars and Radio Taxis. Fare is pretty reasonable but traffic jams can be quite busy. If you plan to stay a while and you ride the bus the RFID prepaid card.
Things to do in Rio De Janeiro
Beaches in Rio are really amazing. Plenty of soft white sand, bars, beach food, and tents and chairs to rent. February is Carnival a festival that marks the end of lent; it begins the Friday before Ash Wednesday and ends on Ash Wednesday. The Saturday after Ash Wednesday begins the Winner’s Parade. So typically there is a 2 week party in the street in Rio; day and night. Other popular things to do include: hang gliding or paragliding, hiking and trekking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
About Rio De Janeiro
Rio as it is affectionately called is the second largest city in all of the Americas and a very popular tourist destination. Many of its attractions have UNESCO designations. There are four main districts: Centro (downtown), Zona Sul (South), Zona Norte (North), and Zona Oeste (West).
Where to eat in Rio De Janeiro
Comida a kilo or buffet restaurants fie you the best options for tasting may types of local dishes. All-you-can-eat or Rodizio style dinning can be found throughout the city from pizzerias, seafood, and various appetizers. If you are craving sushi or sashimi the many Japanese restaurants carry fresh ingredients.
This coastline destination has many fresh seafood options for seafood lovers. If money is not object or your looking to splurge a little on a meal head over to Dias Ferreira Street; Rio’s restaurant row. There are many juices, ice creams, and other dishes made from the acai fruit. You can find many national fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Dominos, Subway, Pizza Hut, Burger king, and Outback Steakhouse just to name a few.
Hotels near SDU
There are many national hotel chains in Rio such as the JW Marriott, Sofitel Rio, and the Ramada. For a more economical stay the Z. Bra Hostel or Contemporaneo Hostel; dorms sleep four to nine people or you can choose a private double. Breakfast, lockers, and a library is provided as well as Wi-Fi for other meals you have access to the kitchen.
SDU Contact Information
Santos Dumont Airport
Praça Sen. Salgado Filho, s/n – Centro
Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20021-340, Brazil
Airport Code: SDU