Located only one hour and half from Rio de Janeiro, Saquarema is one of the closest seaside cities from this state capital. It is also one of the most attractive. Famous to have a high life quality, it has various advantages: Saquarema offers an exceptional natural environment and a typical Brazilian life style but remains close to the very lively city of Rio. Far from the insecurity of big cities, Saquarema is a peaceful seaside town regulated by the sun heat. Weather is great; average temperatures go from 20 to 30°c all the year around.
Various events take place along the year and we can see Saquarema getting crowded, the calm and quiet city is metamorphosed in a festive and partying city. Carnival, Pascua, New Year eve, surf competitions (Saquarema is the Brazilian surf capital) and many other events are very popular for locals and Cariocas. Mostly the weekend but also within the week, some pubs and discotheques can allow you to discover and integrate the festive Brazilian nightlife.
Saquarema has a unique charm and is still unspoiled by a massive tourism. The population is very friendly; this place is ideal to discover and appreciate the Brazilian lifestyle, its culture and customs and its culinary specialties. Many quality restaurants offer typical dishes and seafood, famous to be excellent. The local food has very good quality; most of the time not spicy but very tasty.
Cultural activities are also on the program with the famous church Nossa Sra. De Nazareth and its cemetery overhanging the city and the sea. The Templo do Rock museum and the archeological site are also famous see sightings.