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1. Posted by gingerdave (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi Everyone!

I fly in to Rio this weekend and have 11 days by myself until I meet up with some friends in Sao Paulo.
Can anyone suggest some good backpacker locations, sights & dive spots?

At the moment my rough plan is to spend a few days in Rio, head up to Buzios for a few quiet days then find some decent dive spots on the coast somewhere between Rio and Sao Paulo.

Also, I have 5 days after my friends leave Sao Paulo before I fly home (from SP) so if anyone has ideas as to what to do then they would be very much appreciated!

I spent some time in Iguazu last year so hope there are some other good sights to see close(ish) to Sao Paulo (I dont mind a couple of overnight bus journeys)


2. Posted by BR-UNO (Inactive 31 posts) 8y

Hey Dave,
Check Rio Guide:

There is a festival happening in town:

Enjoy the city!

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hey gingerdave,

How about checking out Ihla Grande, it's off the coast south east of Rio. I planned to go there when I was in South America but never got around to it. My friend got there and raved about it. It's just basically an island paradise, a great place to go after the hectic pace of Rio.

I'm pretty sure you can dive and snorkel there.