The heat of 50 degrees C(or about 95F!) has been making more and more locals and tourists adopt the habit of going to the beach at night to escape the sun and the day heat. The sea bath at night, once restricted to Arpoador and the most well-lit stretches of Atlantic Avenue in Copacabana, became a fever making the waterfront bustling with people.
On the night of last Friday, with the thermometer marking 30 degrees C in Copacabana promenade, it is no exaggeration to say that the movement was the same as a typical day in the sun: crowded kiosks, hippies selling crafts and sports practitioners across the expanse of sand.
Copacabana, 10pm Friday: to escape the scorching sun during the day , many people prefer the night bathing in the sea , which gains more and more fans
The space on the sand and in the water is not as competitive as during the day. But in bars and restaurants, queues and more queues. Parking spaces are a dream next to impossible, making the subway the best way out for the ride to the seaside.
Who is celebrating the night movement are the salespeople who work under milder temperature and make big bucks. Specially with the high prices in Rio these days.