I am a single male- Mid 30's from New York who will be traveling to Rio for 10 days at the end of April into May- I am little overwhelmed with all of the information on this Forum as far as where to stay, what to do where to eat etc...
I am thinking about renting an apartment in Arpoador- Is this a wise choice? Would Ipanema or Copa be better?
I have found many flat rental sites on this forum and others, but how do I know what I am getting really? I mean the photos look nice but they don't tell the whole story.
I know some Portuguese and some Spanish but obviously do not consider myself fluent- I am doing some Rosetta stone lessons but any other advice on how to learn this beautiful language more efficiently? :)
I know what that April/may compared to now, is the low season but will the beaches and night life still be quite active?
Thank you for any help you can provide.