Rio in "Winter"
Is a great time to go to Rio if you're not fan of huge crouds, you still can go to the beaches and swim in them. There is a lot of night activity. A bit expensive compared to other cities in south america.
Insider Tip:- Take the national library free guided visit. Excellent historical review. - Visit the "Teatro Municipal", a very beatiful place - To go to other cities check the price to fly, it can be cheaper than the bus. - Visit Santa Teresa, there is a very beautiful place to see the city and to have lunch. - There are few exchange houses, in Copacabana and the international airport are the main ones.