Rio is a big city like any other. Just make sure u dont have the 'vacations look' and have all your belongings in a closed bag or in safe pockets. Rio get too many tourists during Carnaval and the street parties are huge, so there are many pickpockets around. i'm sure u will have fun! enjoy! about 7 years ago
It is safe as any big city in the world when thousands take the streets to party!
The main thing is: do NOT take any valuables with you and stay alert for pickpockets! I usually go to the street parties with those money belts hidden inside my clothes during Carnaval. I only take my ID and some money.
Fights are very rare and the general climate is friendly and fun but of course some people do stupid things when drunk, but you don't have to worry much about that.
All and all, is just a matter of using your common sense!
It is wonderful and I hope you enjoy!!! about 7 years ago
Pretty safe, just keep your wits about you, dont show off your expensive stuff, hold on to your bag/wallet in crowded places, especially downtown. If you are unfortunate enough to get mugged, dont put up a fight, that is how people end up hurt. about 7 years ago