Six days at Rio, hotel near Copacabana Beach. What is the safe way to know the nightlife for a mature marriage?
You must go to Rio Scenarium in Lapa on Lavradio street. Awesome place and a good taste of the carioca nightlife. Try to arrive before 9h pm to avoid queues and get a table. There are several nice bars in Leblon and Ipanema. Lapa is always a good option, specially on Friday and Saturday nights when the main streets become pedestrian streets. If you want to try something different, very typical and diffent, go to Feira de Sao Cristovao. It opens only on Fridays and weekends. Very popular and it shows a bit of the northeastern Brazilian culture. If you want to have nice dinners go to Mario's Crustaceos in Leme or Porcao Rio's . about 8 years ago
You can also see the fireworks from "Morro da Urca"- firststage of the Sugar Loaf. They always have nice parties, with bands and an amazing view of Copacabana and Guanabara Bay. It is a bit exepensive but it is worthwhile for the safety, structure, fun and the view. Ilha Grande ( 3 hours south of Rio) is another nice place to go but make sure to book a Pousada ahead because it is usually full during this time of the year, about 8 years ago