I loved my trip to Rio, and Nivaldo was a major part of this experience!
I planned my trip months in advance, and securing an incredible place to stay was a major goal of mine this time. Originally I planned to travel with at least 4 friends, and a large apartment, with separate bedrooms, wi-fi, a balcony and a jacuzzi were all on our wishlist. After filtering these options on AirBnB, there were only a few apartments in Copacabana that were still near the beach and satisfied our wants. After speaking with a few of the hosts, it was clear that Nivaldo wanted to help us enjoy our time in Rio as much as possible. Closer to our date of departure, I informed Nivaldo, that 2 of our friends had backed out, and that there would only be 2 of us traveling to Rio. I asked if the price could be lowered a little, and he obliged, helping us greatly. We stayed in contact until it was time to travel, and Nivaldo helped us prepare and even planned transportation for us to and from the airport. I spoke to Nivaldo in Portuguese, but upon arrival, he also had a translator to make sure that everything was communicated clearly. The large apartment was on the top floor of the building, with an incredible view, and all amenities and rooms appeared exactly, if not better than shown in the photos. I can't say enough about how great this place was. The proximity to the beach was about a 5-10 minute walk. Downtown shopping was just as close, and it was located right in front of an intersection that made it easy to take a taxi to any part of Rio. Next time I travel to Rio, I will definitely stay here again!