A Rio resident looks out at the waves on Copacabana Beach. Several Brazilian women complain of a ‘meat market’ atmosphere, saying that tourists seem to think all locals are single and willing. Photo: Alamy.

A few reasons why tourists don’t fit in at Rio’s famous beaches

Leave behind those backpacks, goggles and oversized swimsuits – locals’ advice on how not to commit a Brazilian beach culture faux pas

Topic |   Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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A Rio resident looks out at the waves on Copacabana Beach. Several Brazilian women complain of a ‘meat market’ atmosphere, saying that tourists seem to think all locals are single and willing. Photo: Alamy.
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