Grows House

Address: Rua Barao de Guaratiba, 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22.211-150, Brazil | Hostel
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    Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

    Polluted beach

    A travel blog entry by blackmomba on Jun 08, 2015

    ... during the surfing competition was likely to depend on wind and tides.Barra da Tijuca is near the spot where the sewage- and trash-filled Jacarepagua lagoon flows into the Atlantic. When the tide is low, wind can spread the brown patch of contaminated water to Barra da Tijuca.“You could have a situation where most of the beach is awash in this putrid water,” Moscatelli ...

    3 Cities in 4 Days - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    A travel blog entry by vagabonddrift on Mar 26, 2015

    15 photos

    ... city centre. Unfortunately the tram had been out of operation for 3 years! Funnily enough, when we got to the area, all the little shops sold tram related gifts and there was only a few cafes, it seemed a little run down. After some nice food and coffee we headed back to Copacabana beach for our fist taste of an authentic caiprinha. At the beach coves you can really see the uniqueness of the setting of Rio with views out to sea of the pointed granite peak of ...

    Carnaval madness in Rio

    A travel blog entry by wyldhorsez on Feb 18, 2015

    56 photos

    ... a little cold so we asked ourselves, 'what do you do when you are at a beach party in Rio?'. You go swimming! The water was idyllically warm as we frolicked through the surf like children. Half the beach seemed to have the same idea, and we enjoyed more people watching, particularly the men in drag and the one's working out in the middle of the party in the pitch dark. Feeling thirsty, we grabbed more caipirinhas from the beach bar and resumed our dance spot. To make a very long ...

    New Years Eve

    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Dec 31, 2014

    42 photos

    ... 160;It is unfortunate as from the road it looked like a beautiful place.  There were huge palm trees along the road that were part of the gardens and since it was a see through fence, I was able to see some of the pathways and a few plants just from the road.   I headed back to the hotel, showered, and met my tour group at 18:00.  There are ten of us with two of us from Canada (and the guy indirectly knows my dad through ...

    Seeing Rio s Best

    A travel blog entry by the_blue_anzac on Oct 22, 2014

    11 photos

    ... at bottom of the car !)
    There are 2 sections to the climb, one can stay as long as you like at either height (1st stage is called Morro da Urca). The top granite mountain is 396 metres ASL. Beautiful views 360 degrees of Rio and its beaches. It stays open unitl 10pm so seeing Rio by night is a must.
    We headed down around 7.30 and had dinner in Ipanema on way back. Walked back to lodging by ...