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1. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y

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I am going to be in Brazil for the Carnival in Feburary. Where is the best place to be for it. I am going with my boyfriend and we were going to go to Rio, but i have heard that it is full of tourists and just too crazy and therefore difficult to survive the fall stint . Then i thought about Salvador but was told it could be dangerous. We are going all over Brazil so any suggestions are helpful. We want to experience all the crazy parties and everything
Thank you

2. Posted by JillAnn (Budding Member 18 posts) 12y

Of course Rio is full of tourists during Carnaval, but that should not keep you away. By all means go to Rio! But make your arrangements well in advance including tickets to Carnaval Balls and Parades.

You may want to stay in Ipanema if you want to stay away from the frenetic atmosphere of Copacabana.

Feel free to contact me if you need more info. I was a tour director in Rio for 6 years.

Jill Siegel
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3. Posted by ZooWalker (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

You can come to Olinda in Pernambuco. I think is the best carnaval party. If you wanna a crazy party :) All party is crazy! Search for " Olinda Pernabuco Carnaval"

Fell free, to ask me anything you wanna.

Best Wishes,
Henrique Lima
Recife - PE

4. Posted by (Full Member 111 posts) 12y


for me the best choice would be going to salvador on carnaval because its only on the street ( public street parades , you can buy tickets to be in a secured area around a truck - or even on ) !
And I dont think it is not more dangerous than in Rio because for the parties in Rio you will be on the streets as well. Same thing !

But whereever you decide to go, book your lodging etc well in advance !!

Have a nice trip !


5. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y

Thank you for all your help. it sounds like rio is proabably the place to go!

6. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y

Where do you think the best place to stay in rio would be for the carnival? we are budget backpackers so has to be cheap. I guess if in rio for the carnival want to be somewhere in the middle of it all!! so we are never far from the party! - any ideas - also how woudl i go about booking the parades etc - thank you for all your help

7. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 12y

Does anybody know the exact dates for the carnival in Brazil in february?