Rio de Janeiro is a vast place known to many as a hub of partying, dancing, beaches, exciting colleges, and one of the most eventful hub-cities known to man! Rio is a vast city, full of fashion, upscale restaurants and bars, and plenty of beautiful, single women looking to have a great time meeting new people.
Having fun at the Beach
Rio de Janeiro is full of beautiful, eventful beaches that run long with incredibly sexy Brazilians throughout. Rio is broken into a Northern and Southern frame, separated by mountains and incredible beaches.
Two of the most popular and desirable beaches for meeting awesome new people and incredibly gorgeous, classy Brazilian people of all types are Copacabana and Ipanema. Both of these beaches are also full of different party events, as well as beach bars. If you’re smart and lucky, you’ll manage to get a hotel or hostel near one of these beaches!
It’s also worth checking out Leblon, as this is a beach more frequently by the locals. Hence, you’re more likely to meet a more ‘native’ Brazilian, perhaps less likely interested in your wallet and more interested in your personality—just our two cents! There’s nothing wrong with having some fun; know who and what you’re getting into before getting down there!
The beach bars sprawled across Ipanema and Copacabana are of different ‘classes’ or levels. While some are more basic with just basic seating and beverages, others offer elaborate seafood platters and fancy wines or other imported foods and drinks.
Bar Astor is a beautiful place to get started; with excellent drinks and refined food, you’re nearly guaranteed to meet some new amazing Brazilian friends!
The Sidewalk Patio is another excellent, lower-key spot, but it would be more of a romantic place to take your significant other here.
Ipanema Beach is most desirable if you’re looking to kick back and relax, buy drinks on your own at small little stands, or hang out at more local, affordable bars and enjoy the sights!
While both of these two main beaches have some more luxurious bars frequented by some famous A-Listers such as Hollywood stars and even the Obama family, where you pick and what you decide to do with your trip and money is, of course, entirely up to you!
Dance your way into a new crowd of beauties
Some of the most popular places in Rio de Janeiro to meet natives are at dance schools and clubs throughout Rio—which, as we said, is substantially large and covers a lot of space.
Check out the most popular and largest Samba Dance Club in Rio, Rio Scenarium, to meet some incredible new people.
This place has an excellent reputation, has 3 floors, and is frequented by both locals, as well as Brazilians from outside of Rio, which mixes it up and offers you some new people to enjoy, mingle, and even perhaps date should you get that far and remain on your game!
If you’re looking for an even more open and equally tourist-friendly and famous Samba Club, then definitely check out Democráticos. This dance club is built into an old mansion and is sure to impress both you and its other visitors who come to dance and party.
Brazilians are very open, and again, absolutely love expressing their sexuality and confidence on the dance floor—so get in there! What are you waiting for? Even if you’re not an expert, the Brazilians will adore you for your efforts, and more than likely, they’ll be more than willing to lead or help you learn, as they take great pride in their culture, dancing, and making new friends.
Suppose you’re serious about picking up a few Samba skills in a professional dance school. In that case, it’s worth checking out Centro Cultural Carioca, which has an excellent reputation and is also very tourist-friendly.
Tired of the discos? Check out Street Parties and Festivals!
If you’re looking for a ‘no entry fee’ party to get involved with and meet new single Brazilians and mingle with new friends, then it’s worth checking out the street parties sprawled out throughout both Lapa and Gavea.
The beauty of street parties is everyone’s partying OUTSIDE! While there are still bars to go in and out of, there’s plenty of cheap and affordable beers and other alcohol being sold by vendors right on the street, and this is an excellent way to meet new friends while having the night of your life!
The street parties in Gavea are prevalent on most Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays because students from PUC come to relax and let loose!
Before getting out there and throwing the party of your life and meeting new Brazilian friends, it’s worth keeping in mind a few key-pointers.
- Lastly, always make an effort to maintain a copy of your Passport with you stored in a safe place at all times. This will keep you safe and ‘legit’ as well as make it less likely that you’ll be hassled or face necessary bribe scenarios with the local police for whatever reason.
- Try to stick with the crowd, and don’t wander off or away from them! No dark alleys, shady bars, or shady people. Use your familiar safe and, most importantly, “be safe”!