How is it possible that the capital of Carnival, with all its thongs, tassels, and bikini waxes, has never had a nude beach? Who knows, but it's true. Rio JUST NOW got its very first official nude beach.
Abrico Beach, located an hour from the city center, became the capital’s only designated nude zone on Tuesday after a successful campaign by local activists.
The new ruling's “a courageous decision by the mayor and it will help Rio become a cultural and tourist reference point", nude activist Paula Nogueira told the AFP. Riiiiiight. Because Rio's struggled for soooo long to make a name for itself, this is exactly what the city needs to get on the map. Aren't people funny when they try to build arguments for stuff they want?