Rio has been getting a lot of attention recently, and we’ll be the first to admit that not much of it has been great (for more information, watch this quick primer on the country’s recent political troubles). Many visitors are…Read more
Rio Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Rio travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Rio, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Rio travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Rio travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
There’s good reason why UNESCO named Rio as its first Cultural Landscape of significance in 2012. In visiting Rio de Janeiro, it’s not just the jagged mountains of tropical paradise, white sand beaches, sprawling metropolis, friendly people (often called the happiest…Read more
We run walking tours. So, obviously, we like to walk. But, sometimes we also like to pick up the pace, especially when we travel. Running while traveling is a great way to experience a new place. We polled some the runners…Read more
Reflection on deep travel philosophy, recent trip to Rio de Janeiro and Future of Favela walk with New York native and Context client Amy Richards.Read more
City planners share inside tips for getting around during the Rio Olympics, including new tram routes and critical changes to the city’s infrastructure.Read more
Our experts share some special places to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one.Read more
We explore five authentic spaces to listen to Bossa Nova music in Rio.Read more
We take a look at the color street’s of Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood.Read more
A slideshow depicting some hills in Rio which provide alternative viewpoints to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ Redeemer.Read more
Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.Read more