When Márcio opened Beco do Rato 10 years, he created a rare bar in the center of Rio where locals could listen to good samba music, and famous Samba musicians could drop in without too much of a fuss. The muraled walls pay homage to some of Rio de Janeiro’s samba legends like Arlindo Cruz and Zeca Pagodinho (to name a few). On Tuesdays, the bar hosts a traditional Roda da Samba where musicians sit around a table and play acoustic style samba. The full samba band on Saturdays plays Brazil’s most popular samba songs.
Address: Rua Joaquim Silva 11 - Lapa
After soaking up the sun, exploring a rainforest, swimming in a waterfall, dining on local cuisine and doing a samba, you can consider your 24 hours in Rio de Janeiro action-packed.