Rigaud: Have Fun-Filled Holiday with Your Family


Rigaud is not much of a touristy place. It is not frequented by people at large. However, it can be a great weekend destination. There are various things that will keep you engaged and you are never going to feel bored. Hence, if you plan to visit Rigaud, you need to include the following attractions on your list.

Arbraska Rigaud

You should definitely not miss out on this. I spend a few hours here. It is a fun-filled activity. There are different courses to climb the rope such as difficult, intermediate, and beginner. What’s best is you will be able to do it as many times as you prefer. It was an exhilarating experience. However, it is not recommended for children below 5 years of age.

Mont Rigaud Recreational Park

This is another great attraction in the city. As a matter of fact, it is the perfect place where you can spend some time with your family. In case you are visiting during the winter time, you will be able to go skiing. Nevertheless, since I visited during the summer months, I decided to trek my way to the top. The climb proved to be worthwhile. It offered a spectacular view. I spend a few hours just marveling at this view. Nevertheless, if you have to climb to the top, make sure that you are wearing hiking shoes. It is a great getaway from the busy life of the city.


Traveling to Rigaud and not visiting Peppermaster would have been a mistake. The different flavor peppers that they sell are just magical. The owners of the store are really friendly. This is the perfect place to take back home some souvenirs for your loved ones. Sampling is offered at the right time of the year. It is open throughout the week.

Recife: Enjoy the Venice of Brazil


The city gets its name from the reef that protects it. The city is built around many canals, inlets, and bridges. There are plenty of things to do out here. If you want to make the most of your visit, here are a few things that you need to check out.

Attend a Carnival

If you are in this city, missing out on the great carnival would have been a great mistake. Drop in on a Saturday to catch a glimpse of Galo da Madrugada.  This was something I had never witnessed before. It takes the goes through the bridge and is considered to be one of the largest party that takes place on the streets.

Relax at the Beach

Ask anyone who has visited Brazil as to what is the quintessential thing that they did and they would tell you, relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. Boa Viagem is one of the best beaches that I came across and many people will agree to this. The beach is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and shops. It served to be a great place to unwind.

Go Shopping

The affluent city has several shopping centers where you can shop to your hearts’ content. There are local stores and some designer stores. You get all kinds to stuff. One of the best shopping centers in the country is RioMar Recife.

Marvel at the Majestic Castle

Instituto Ricardo Brennand is worth checking out. Even though it is not medieval, it is spectacular. A stroll around the castle told me that is filled with armor suits, swords, and other knightly items. There are also some historical artifacts and artwork that are on display in here. It helped me learn about the history associated with the castle.