Lapa Street Party
No trip to Rio is complete without a night out in Lapa. Perhaps the city’s best-known nightspots reside in this downtown district where there’s always a carnival atmosphere. Any night here should start at the arches, a stunning, two-story, 18th century aqueduct. It’s the best place to find the true spirit of Lapa and you dance to the live samba music in the streets and soak up the last heat of the day. The street parties happen on Fridays and Saturdays and go on until late into the evening. You’ll never forget Lapa.