Rio and Floripa
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Dec 18, 2012 7:47 AM Last Post By: amobr82
Dec 16, 2012 10:21 PM
Rio and FloripaLast lot of questions I promise (all the replies I had previous posts were really helpful!!)
I need some advise please regarding the first leg of my trip (Bahia/Salvador/Champa/Itacare/islands etc... I'll be spending late march and April checking out by bus before home)
I'm arriving in Rio on 13th March and just need some help/advise about if I should straight away fly down to Floripa for the week before flying to Salvador and leaving the 3-4 days for Rio at the end of my trip as someone mentioned that Floripa starts to cool down in march/april..
Would Rio also become cold (i/e not beach weather!) in Mid-Late April? I'm not so fussed to just do non-beach activities in Rio if i'll be island hopping for a month in Florpia and Bahia...
But anyway advise before i book my domestic flights..
Rio first then Floripa or just head straight to floripa and leave Rio for the end of trip?
or maybe it doesnt matter at all :-)
Also, is 7 days too long or not enough in Floripa?
Dec 16, 2012 11:23 PM
1Ok, first things first. Advise is a verb, advice being the noun form. So you would like some advice. Or you would like someone to advise you. See the difference? Now you try it.
Now that we have that out of the way........
Rio's weather in April is usually quite pleasant, in fact March and April are great months to visit. Not too cold to go to the beach by any means. Not sure when you visit Florianópolis is that important, April through to May are often said to be the best months as the weather is milder and the holiday crowds have departed. I wouldn't spend a week in Florianópolis myself, at leat not the expense of time in Rio but maybe that's just me.
By the way what or where is "Champa"? I've never heard of this place.
Dec 17, 2012 6:56 PM
2The weather in Florianopolis starts to cool down in late April. March is still very hot, sometimes rainy. April tends to be less rainy with more pleasant temperatures. May is a cold month, it's when the polar air masses begin to pass over the region, dropping the temperatures.
The amount of time to spend in Florianopolis depends on your interests. Have in mind that Florianopolis is not really a cultural city - unless you are interested in the history of the azorean people that colonized the island, with their old architecture and fishing villages... Floripa is a place to enjoy beaches, sun, nature (hiking trails), and night life.
Dec 18, 2012 7:47 AM
It might be interesting to future posters to have a reference post detailing some of the Azorean sights/villages and exactly how to get there by public transportation (or if you think that's not easy, by car).
About Azorean culture in the area:
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