I have a lot of questions so I going to break into categories. Basically Im going to Rio on August 16th till the 25th with my family and another family. All adults howevere 2 of those adults (including myself) are 23 years old, so we are interested in the nightlife as well.
WEATHER: Ive checked here and there and most places say its not cold but cool, more at night. Im going to assume a light jacket will do right? I dont want to underestimate the weather and when I go out at night Ill be freezing.
PLACES TO STAY: I am looking on homeaway.com for apartments we can rent so we can all stay together. Most of the apartments I look at, although all modern both inside and outside and near the beach, I am not sure if the neighborhood is safe just because its near a beach, therefore near crowds and tourists. The homeaway.com and other websites do not specify the location. Ive heard about the safety and to be careful when we go out but I dont want to stay and sleep in a location that may not to be safe. I also have been looking at hotels, just incase we cannot find an apartment we feel is safe enough to stay at. any suggestions?
SAFETY: like i said, safety is a major issue.