The unit of currency in Brazil is real (R$), which is divided into 100 centavos. The best currency to take with you when you enter to Brazil is USD, also Euro. You can change money either at the airport, ATMs or Exchange Bureau. Most of the hotels will change money too. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are the most widely accepted credit cards in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is a tropical city. Summer runs from December through March with temperatures ranging from 77º F to 108º F while winter runs from June through August when temperatures can drop to around 68º F in the day and a cool 60º F at night.
Appropriately enough for a city where the beach and warm weather play such an important role, casual dress dominates in Rio, although during working hours men will not feel out of place in a suit and tie and women in smart dresses or a suit. Few of Rio's night spots require formal attire. For men, slacks and a sport shirt are sufficient; for women, casual attire is fine. Women may appreciate having a shawl or cardigan in hand for the more heavily air-conditioned buildings, while a light sweater is all that is necessary for winter nights.
Rio has an excellent telecommunications system which links Rio to the rest of Brazil and the world. Direct dial and collect calls can be placed from any telephone. Portable cellular telephones are available to visitors for a small rental charge. The International Direct Dial (IDD) code for Brazil is 55 and the city code for Rio de Janeiro 21.
The electric current in Rio is 110 or 120 volts, 60 cycles, alternating current. Many hotels and large apartment blocks do, however, have some 220 volt outlets.
Hotels: hotels generally include any service charge on the bill. Restaurants: tips are discretionary but are often found on the final bills as a "suggestion". In Brazil the norm remains 10 per cent. Taxis: tips are not expected by taxi drivers although most passengers will round the fare up if satisfied with the service. Airport and hotel porters: the Real equivalent of U$1.00 per suitcase.
Rio de Janeiro has more than 200 locations for movies, theater, musical and artistic exhibitions, 82 museums and 76 libraries. Besides traditional museums, the city is home to museums dedicated to trains, to planes, to trolley-cars, to jewelry and gemstones, to sport, to the Indians, to primitive Brazilian art and even to Carmem Miranda, among others.
USA citizens are required to arrive with a visa in order to enter the country. British, Germans and Scandinavians are not. Your airline travel agent should be able to tell you whether you need to apply for a visa before travelling. Alternatively contact the nearerst Brazilian consulate or embassy. Coming as a tourist you can stay in Brazil 90 days. Travel in casual clothing and, if asked, declare yourself as a tourist.
Info source: RioTur
O Rio de Janeiro é uma cidade subtropical. O verão se estende de dezembro a março com temperaturas variando de 25°C a 42°C; o inverno vai de junho a agosto, com a temperatura em torno de 20°C de dia e 16°C à noite.
O traje esporte predomina no Rio, embora durante o horário de trabalho os homens costumem usar terno e gravata e as mulheres roupas mais finas. Poucos locais no Rio exigem trajes formais. Para os homens calça e camisa esporte são suficientes; para as mulheres roupas informais. Um agasalho leve é o bastante para as noites de inverno.
Hotéis: os hotéis geralmente incluem as taxas de serviço nas contas.
Restaurantes: as gorjetas são opcionais, mas freqüentemente são encontradas no fim da conta como uma "sugestão". No Rio normalmente paga-se 10%.
Táxis: motoristas de táxi não exigem gorjeta, embora a maioria dos passageiros arredonde para mais a tarifa a pagar quando está satisfeito com o atendimento.
Carregadores em hotel e aeroporto: R$1,00 por mala.
Carrinhos para carregar malas no aeroporto: grátis.
Fonte de dados: RioTur
La unidad de la modernidad en el Brasil es Real (R$), que se divide en 100 centavos. La mejor modernidad a tomar con usted cuando usted entra al Brasil es USD, también Euro. Usted puede cambiar el dinero en el aeropuerto, ATMs Y Exchange Bureau. La mayoría de los hoteles cambiarán el dinero también. La Visa, Mastercard y el American Express son las tarjetas de crédito lo más extensamente posible aceptadas del Brasil.
Informaciones fornecidas: RioTur