Fun family activities in Rio

For a fun family holiday with an exotic twist, there can be few more compelling places than Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city has become synonymous with beautiful beaches, samba rhythms and massive sporting occasions that have become the focus of some seriously attractive betting odds.


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So for the ultimate family excursion amidst the palm trees and beautiful people of Rio de Janeiro, here are some of the attractions that you must check out!


Seaside fun

Rio de Janeiro has a legendary reputation for its beaches, with both Copacabana and Ipanema beach regularly grabbing the tourist headlines thanks to their picturesque scenery and crystalline waters.

Ipanema is divided into many postos which demarcate various zones, and Posto 10 offers kids the chance to take part in many Brazilian beach sports such as frescobol. However, the waters on Ipanema can often be turbulent, so if your kids want to test out their surfing skills, then a trip to the likes of Surf’n’Stay surf school would be a good option.


Sporting events

Brazil is famous for its sporting enthusiasm, and one of Rio’s famous local football derbies can provide an eye-opening glimpse into the heart of the nation. Much has been made of the ‘Brazilian way’ of playing football, and wherever you are in Rio, you’ll never be too far from the beautiful game.

However, it’s athletics that will provide the centre-point to Rio de Janeiro’s sporting calendar in August, when the Rio 16 Olympics comes to town. One of the fun events to take the kids to would be to attend the marathon race that crosses the city, but you can plan ahead and even bet online at that offers a comprehensive range of news, information and tips about this massively-anticipated sporting event.


Safe activities

However, if your kids have been inspired by the Olympics and want to let off some steam, then a quick visit to the Rio Water Planet could be a good idea. Not only is it reportedly the largest water park in Latin America, but its giant wave pools, perilous slides and boat rides all provide a good way to enjoy the sun amidst the beautiful scenery.

Or for something a little more tranquil, but no less pretty, then simply wandering around the Lagoa – Rio’s magical city lake – can provide a welcome dose of relief from this all-consuming city.

So whether you’re calculating the betting odds for the Olympics, or just lazing around on Copacabana beach, there’s plenty of ways that you and your family can have fun in Rio in 2016.