After 9 hours in the car (because of a huge traffic to get out of São Paulo, the trip should be just 5 h 1/2) and a bunch of tantrums on the way we got there. Rio de Janeiro is amazing! It is winter, the weather was perfect for us, the beach Bia "reserved" to us it is one of the most beautiful I ever seen, we just loved being there.
The boys love beach, specially Pedro, the sea there is not kid friendly so we had to be very close. The sand is perfect, soft and non sticky.