- to watch a beautiful sunset, you should go to the posto do arpoador between ipanema and copacabana. there are interesting geology features too.
- a nice daytrip to the praias da zona oeste: http://www.bewelcome.org/trip/186
- a trail up to the sugar loaf (at the east side of the mountain). climbing equipment and someone who did this trail before needed. Else it is possible to walk to Urca, the middle station of the cable car.
in sampa there is going on the mostra cinema festival.
very interessting films on the programm.
if you need a good host in sampa, you can ask me! I know a house which is full of friendly people!
and i will be back in this citz for the halloween partz...