KITESURFING HOLIDAY - RIO
Whether it's the 80F weather outside that tempts you or the beaches packed with gorgeous people that proves to be up your street. Perhaps it's the number of sports you could join in with during the day or maybe the pleasantly crowded bars and clubs that are warm and welcoming on a daily and nightly basis are for you. Whatever the reason there is something in Rio for everyone and if you are a kiter then this is a place that definitely shouldn't be missed.
Ideal wind conditions and fantastic swells make Rio a kitesurfers paradise. Both beginner and advanced riders will feel completely at home on the water and whether you'll be pulling off some serious air or cruising by admiring the breathtaking scenery, there's something for everyone. Cabo Frio and Buzios offer some phenomenal wave riding, although this should only be ventured into by the seasoned kitesurfer. Araruama Lake offers butter flat water and is perfect for freestylers and beginners. To really get the most out of your kiting holiday why not get MaximRio to do all the hard work?! From organising excursions to the best spots for your ability to ride and can even arrange for lessons if this is a sport you want to start up. MaximRio also keep current year kites, boards and harnesses that are available to rent. And God forbid the wind doesn't blow, you'll be safe in knowing that paddleboarding, scuba diving and hang gliding are all available.
MaximRio can help you make the most and get the most out of your adventure in Rio. For sports orientated and thrill-seeking individuals and couples MaximRio can help organise your Accomodation, Excursions, Sports Activities and Nightlife adventures, along with general advice and information about Rio and beyond! When landing in Rio you will be welcomed by a MaximRio representative who is fluent in English and can interact with all the locals. You will be provided with a pre-paid cell phone so that you are but a phone call away from asking anything your mind can think of to MaximRio. You'll be shown your deluxe apartment and then have the complete freedom to do what you want when you want with the aid of your representative if needed.
In Rio, the wind typically blows port tack cross-shore at varying strengths from 14 to 25 knots throughout the year. The windy season is from August to March, but the strongest wind arrives between October and lasts until February.
The water temperature ranges from 18°C to about 24°C.
There lots of things off the water in and around Rio. Where not take the adventure to the surrounding Araruama, Arraial, Buzios or Cabo Frio districts and towns. Or visit the marvellous Lake District located at the east of Rio to practising local activities that include Capoeira, the Brazilian dance / martial art. You can hike through lush forests, visit art galleries and theatres or take a trip to the worlds largest football stadium (capacity - 200,000) where Pele scored his 1000th goal way back in 1969. And when the lights go down you'll be spoilt for choice for bars and nightclubs to go to. Use your MaximRio representative to make sure you get the absolute most out of your trip and visit places that the average tourist would not even know about.
CURRENCY: Brazilian Reais (R$): £1= R$4.5 / €1 = R$3 / US$1 = R$2.6.
Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG): the airport is at 30 minutes from Rio town.
From the airport you can catch a bus or hire a car. There is an airport shuttle bus every hour which stops at major hotels and beaches.
There is a huge choice of cafes and restaurants available on every corner, however to really taste the authentic cuisine make sure you sample the traditional Rio food - Beans and Feijoada or Bacalhau.
A rental car is optional.