MaxLovesRio

64M. Just moved to Puerto Vallarta from Nashville. Fairly fluent in Portuguese, still learning Spanish. Favorite Quote: "People don't quit playing because they grow old, they grow old because they quit playing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nashville, Tennessee
Joined Oct 2010
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9 Loved Places

Listings

  • Hotel Torre De Oro Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta
  • Hotel Mercurio Playa los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta
  • Ipanema Plaza Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
  • Post 9 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
  • Confiteria Colombo Centro, Rio de Janeiro

Cities

  • MaxLovesRio
    MaxLovesRio reviewed Post 9 Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Where the beautiful people go
    Just so you know, the posts refer to the lifeguard stations which is also where there are public restrooms that are kept clean and it costs 1 Brazilian Real to use them which pays for their upkeep. They posts start in Leme north of Copacabana beach and continue south along Copacabana and then west across Ipanema and are numbered in order. Posto 9 is known as where the beautiful people go and it is true. There are a lot of gorgeous people to people watch anywhere in Brazil, but Posto 9 is exceptional. There are going to be places anywhere along Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to get drinks and foot and sit along the edge of the beach. This is a great one for the best eye-candy.

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    MaxLovesRio reviewed Body Tech Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Makes me want to work out!
    These clubs have the best equipment and a large staff of people to help you out. They even come check on everyone on the cardio machines every half hour to make sure their heart rate is in the right range. They also have personal trainers who will work with you one-on-one and they don't cost much. Definitely worth it to have some georgeous Brazilian eye candy attending to you! I prefer the location on Visconde de Piraj in Ipanema. If you want a gym with a pool, you have to check out their other Ipanema location on Gomes Carneiro which has a great pool.

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    MaxLovesRio reviewed Confiteria Colombo Over a year ago
    Loves it

    An amazing experience not to be missed
    The food is good, and the ambiance is unbelievable. Gorgeous building will knock your eyes out. It is a "must do" to have a meal at this Rio landmark restaurant.

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    MaxLovesRio reviewed Ipanema Plaza Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Definitely THE place to stay your first time in Rio!
    Perfect location right at the gay Farme de Amoedo beach! Within walking distance of several gay hangouts. Friendly staff speaks English which is helpful in a country that speaks Portuguese. Restaurant is okay. There are tons of other restaurants within a block or two of the hotel. If you want to bring a guest back to the hotel, they have to leave their id while they are visiting and you have to pay a fee to the hotel for them to visit you, but this is normal for most hotels in Rio. Rooms are comfortable. Be sure to have your room key with you if you are out late because the security staff will not let you back in without a room key late at night. If it is your first time in Rio, would recommend this place highly.

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    MaxLovesRio reviewed Hotel Mercurio Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Basic lodging, but fantastic atmosphere
    The rooms here are small and basic, but the hotel has a lot to offer otherwise. The daily breakfast is always really good and is included in the price of the room. Guests and locals socialize by the pool during happy hour and afterwards and it is a fantastic place to meet other people and get a chance to really talk with them. During my stay there I met several people who I have remained friends with and will see again. Fantastic staff is very friendly. Fantastic location. Computer station with printer allows you to leave your laptop at home. Would recommend.

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    MaxLovesRio reviewed Hotel Torre De Oro Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Great value, feels like home
    Perfect location, one block from beach and near everything. Super-friendly helpful staff make you feel at home. The restaurant is very good. Be sure to ask for an ocean view. I think the beds are smaller than in the mountain view rooms, but the ocean view is amazing. Would definitely recommend.