Gringo-Rio.com started back in 2007 to share tips and info about Rio de Janeiro. Gringo is the Portuguese word for foreigner. Even though it has been 13 years, there is still really few English content that you can find about Rio de Janeiro (outside of all the travel blogs that will give you not more than the basic info). You can find some general information, but a quality website, that is up to date and with insider tips and tricks is difficult to find. So our goal is to create the best English guide of Rio de Janeiro available. It should be the perfect place for foreigners to get the information about anything related to Rio de Janeiro. We, Amanda, Jascha, Wim, Jan Willem and Philip – a team of Brazilians and Dutch – are putting our hearts and souls into Gringo-Rio.
Here you’ll find information about the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro, tips for the best events and restaurants in town. What to do and where to go to get this real carioca experience. We want to show you the best way for you to get around in Rio de Janeiro and enjoy all the best things this beautiful city has to offer. We are also focused on giving you all this information while trying to make a social impact in Rio de Janeiro, and as well to offer sustainable ways to explore the city. Of course, this is not always possible, but when living in Rio it feels like ones mission should be to at least help and look after people that have – way – less.
We hope you will join us on our mission to make Rio de Janeiro a better place. While enjoying every single bit of the Cidade Maravilhosa!
Welcome to Gringo-Rio, your guide to Rio de Janeiro.