Sunday, May 29, 2011

Beaches - Praia de Costazul

By far this is Rio das Ostras' most famous beach.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beaches - Praia do Remanso

Formed into a small cove by large boulders, this is a good beach for children because the boulders also form small ponds. The water is warm, green and fairly clear especially in summer months.

Situated in Costazul, near Tocolândia and the Praça da Baleia. The area is lined with sidewalks, decks and playgrounds near the sand.

Dengue Fever Precautions

Rio das Ostras along with most of Brazil is in the middle of a Dengue epidemic.

There are many precautions we should all be taking to work together to lessen the chances for the disease to spread.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weekly Event - Mariléa Feito à Mão

What: “Mariléa Feito à Mão” Feira de Artesanato e Gastronomia (Art and Food Fair)
Where: Praça Jaime Rodrigues Villar, next to the Ginásio Poliesportivo Benedito Zarour, in the Jardim Mariléa neighborhood
Hours: 6pm to 10pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus holidays

Friday, May 6, 2011

Restaurant - O Bartrô

What: O Bartrô Bar e Bistrô
Where: Rua Jandira Moraes Pimentel, 449, Centro
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for lunch
Phone: (22) 2764-7782

Thursday, May 5, 2011

June 2011 - 9th Annual Festival of Jazz & Blues

Rio das Ostras prepares to hold another edition of Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 22nd through the 26th of June, with free concerts on three outdoor stages. The festival, held by the Municipality, through the Department of Tourism, Trade and Industry, produced by Blue Productions, will again present great singers and instrumentalists of the genre.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Beaches - Praia da Joana

Small in size and huge in charm, Praia da Joana is part of the "Monumento Natural dos Costões Rochosos" of Rio das Ostras. It has vegetation typical of the city, with many bromeliads, cacti, orchids, small shrubs, almond and coconut trees. It has crystal clear water, rocks at the ends and is located right near Coconut Island.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Restaurant - Sansai Sushi

What: Sansai Japanese  and Chinese Restaurant
Where: Avenida Governador Roberto Silveira, 95 Costa Azul
Phone: (22) 2764-1333
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 7pm to 11:30pm, full rodizio offered Thursday through Saturday

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2011 - Festival of Art and Food

What: Feira de Artesanato e Gastronomi
Where: Jaime Rodrigues Villar Plaza, next to Ginásio Poliesportivo Benedito Zarour, in the Jardim Mariléa neighborhood.
When: May 6th through 8th from 6 to 10pm
Photo courtesy of Amlid Jazz Dance Website