New Year’s Favela Party 2014 Reveillon na Laje Pavão-Pavãozinho

New Year’s Favela Party 2014 – Pavão Pavãozinho – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 


New Years Eve Favela Party!

Again the party of the best energy and most astonishing view of Copacabana’s fireworks!!!

Pavão-Pavãozinho community is a safe and since the end of 2009 became a pacified favela in the program of UPP (Pacifying Police Unit) that brought peace to many once dangerous neighborhoods of Rio.

Most of these neighborhoods are in the slopes of hills and the residents have one of the most amazing views over the sea and the city.

The idea of the party started of the dream of Gabriel Abreu and Rodrigo Braz Vieira in giving the opportunity to the people, cariocas and foreigners that were once scared to climb up the hill and go to a favela and enjoy this amazing view and get big fun in blending with the local people of the neighborhood in a unforgettable party to celebrate the new year to come!

Come and join us and have fun at the best spot to see the fireworks of Copacabana’s New Year Party.

Some of the reasons to come to our party:

  • No doubt the best view of Copacabana fireworks, we’re located at the west end of the neighborhood of Copacabana at a height of aprox. 250 meter, at a perfect angle seeing 100% of all fireworks. Most of beachfront hotels and restaurants don’t have the view we got, and the price for a party ranges from R$500,00 and up!
  • Although it might sound thrilling and interesting to be among 2,5millon people on the beach to see the fireworks, it won’t be not that comfortable and easy to find a good spot and even harder to find toilets without wasting sometimes even 30minutes on the queue. With us you got all the comfort, seats and toilets available, and all the drinks are included, so no need to look to the nearest bar for buying one.
  • Integration with the local community, our party you’ll mix and blend with the local people, although this site is in English this is not a party just for foreigners.
  • Social responsible party, since nearly all the members of the crew working on this event lives in the community. All the garbage generated will be split into organic and non organic bins and later recycled by the people from the community that works collecting recyclable materials on the streets. All this in order to generate as much as possible income for the neighborhood.
  • Easy to find, there will be a meeting at Copacabana where we are going to bring you up the steps to the party venue. This gives opportunity also to get to know this lively community by night and be welcomed warmly by it’s residents.


What is Included in the party non-stop from 09:00pm till 04:00am!

  • Caipirinhas
  • Beer
  • Water
  • Soft drinks
  • Sparkling wine during fireworks
  • Dj’s playing the whole night funk carioca, samba, brasilectro, hip hop and trance
  • Local dishes, snacks and finger food. Don’t worry about your diet, we took enough care by including vegetarian and gluten free food as well.

Happiness, good music, in a authentic place for only:

Price per person: R$300,00 (US$1350,00 or EUR100,00)

New years eve favela party in the media:

Deutsche Welle site: (In German)

Link to the english version:

Programma Één Vandaag – Een nieuw beeld van Rio (a new face of Rio) (In Dutch)

Popular dutch TV program, it shows the community and the site where the party takes place and the tour called Favela Hiking which is done the whole year around in the same community.

Info on trip advisor on the new years eve favela party 2013

For reservation and further information, please contact:

Rodrigo Braz Vieira or +55 21 81112073

Please check the video of the 2011 party:

Some reviews of happy people who enjoyed the party last year:

Hi Rodrigo,

It was a very cool party and the view just stunning. Thank you for organizing all of it. We really loved it!
Andrea Spickermann – Germany

Hoi Rodrigo,

Ja jij bedankt voor het organiseren van het feest. Het was de meest speciale oud en nieuw tot nu toe! Vond het super leuk dat het zo gemengd was met internationale mensen, de buurtbewoners en speciaal al die leuke kinderen, ik heb erg van ze genoten. Ja ik ben zeker goed thuis gekomen, met politie escorte naar beneden Hahaha, dat vond ik ook speciaal dat die er waren, was dat nieuwsgierigheid van ze of echt voor de veiligheid? Nee ze waren erg galant en beneden netjes afscheid van ze genomen :)

Nogmaals m’n complimenten dat je zo betrokken bent bij de buurt, ben stiekem een beetje jaloers. Ik kan me zo voorstellen dat je er erg veel voor terug krijgt! Ik wens je in ieder geval al het beste in 2013! En hopelijk nog eens tot ziens!

Groetjes Gabrielle
Gabrielle Duiker – The Netherlands

Hi Rodrigo,

Felix Ano Novo!

Thanks for a brilliant party in the favela. The food, drinks, music and atmosphere, not forgetting the amazing views, definitely made it the best NYE for us!
Everyone was so friendly and welcoming!
We got back safely, Junior kindly walked us down to the Main Street.
We’ll write a review on trip advisor when we’ re back in London!
Thanks again,
Sarah and John – Belgium and UK

Thanks mate!! it was a truly amazing night. By far the best new years ever!!!!! Feliz ano novo amigo
Jason Gordon – UK

Hi Rodrigo.

Thank you so much for organizing such a wonderful party. It truly was something i’ll remember for a very long time. We were all made to feel so welcome. I hope i can come again at the end of this year!

Have a fantastic 2013!
Darragh Mulrooney – UK

Hey Rodrigo,

Jij bedankt voor het organiseren van de geweldige oud en nieuw party. Dit was de meest bijzondere oud en nieuw ooit. We hebben er enorm van genoten.
De weg terug verliep prima!
Het allerbeste voor 2013 en ik hoop dat we elkaar snel weer zien.
Aardan en Irene van Spreeken – The Netherlands

“I’ve been living in Rio for almost twelve years and I’ve gone to some new year’s eve parties in this incredable city and this party was the best one. A beautiful view of Copabana beach that you won’t get in any other building on the beach, very nice people and good music. It will be great to go there again and have the same, or a better, experience to start 2012!”
Jorge Veloso – Brazil

“It was the greatest party ever, the view over Copacabana and the fireworks was brilliant!!! Even if it was in a favella, we felt completely safe. It was a very pleasant atmosphere. All the people there were lovely and the party was awesome!!!”
Jenny Otto – Germany

“Ano passado, meu namorado e eu estivemos no Rio de Janeiro pra comemorar a entrada do ano de 2011. Estavamos pensando em passar em Copacabana mesmo quando de repente, Rodrigo nos convidou para uma experiencia unica: festejar o ano novo em cima do morro!!!! waaaw! e que experiencia!! Com certeza nosso grupo teve uma das melhores vistas naquela noite!! Festa animada, gente bacana e ambiente seguro e agradavel, tudo muito bem organizado. ADORAMOS!!! como eu disse antes, experiencia unica!”

Last year my boyfriend and I, were in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the new coming year of 2011. We were thinking of spending our night at Copacabana beach when suddenly Rodrigo invited us for a unique experience: To celebrate the new years eve at the top of the hill!!!! Waaaw!! And what an experience!! Surely our group had one of the best views of that night!!! Lively party, great people, safe and pleasant ambiance, everything very well set up and good organization. We simply loved it!!! As I said before,  a unique experience!!
Tamara Borges – Brazil

“Op oudejaarsavond 2010 heb ik toch wel een van de meest memorabele jaarwisselingen van mijn leven meegemaakt. Natuurlijk spreekt Rio de Janeiro en haar beroemde strand “Copa Cabana” tot de verbeelding. Nog mooier werd de ervaring door oudejaarsavond te vieren op een unieke locatie. Op een bergtop gesitueerd direct aan de Copa Cabana met een prachtig uitzicht op het strand, de stad en de baai. Het was wel even wennen om als blonde Hollander een sloppenwijk in Rio de Janeiro te betreden. Toch waren de mensen aldaar zeer gastvrij en vriendelijk. Catering was goed verzorgd, aan alles was gedacht. Al met al een echte aanrader!!!

At the last night of 2010, I had one of the most memorable new year’s eve ever of my entire life. Of course Rio de Janeiro and Copacabana beach has a worldwide name. Even better and beautiful was the experience of celebrating the new years eve at a unique location. At a hill’s top directly at Copacabana with a amazing view over the beach, the city, the bay. I had to get used the attention  as being a big blond dutch guy entering a favela. But the people there were very friendly and hospitable. Catering was well organized and everything was thought to make people at ease.

A really must do!!!”
Reinald Huenen – The Netherlands

“J’ai passé la nuit du 31 décembre 2010 sur les hauteurs de Pavao Pavozihno. C’était génial petit apéritif sympa bonne caipirinha la vue de Copacabana était à couper le souffle!!!! Je voyais la plage bondée de milliers de personnes venues célébrer l’arrivée de 2011. Les feux d’artifice à minuit sont venus ponctuer cette nuit époustouflante. Je recommande à tout le monde de fêter le nouvel de cette façon si spéciale!!!

I’ve passed the night of december 31st at the top of Pavão-Pavãozinho. It was gorgeous, with good aperitif, great caipirinhas, had a breathtaking view of Copacabana! I’ve seen the beach with plenty of people that came to celebrate the arrival of 2011. The fireworks at midnight just went to put an accent to this amazing night. I recommend everyone to celebrate the new years at such special way!”
Sandrine – France

Silvester 2011 war mal wieder eines der Erlebnisse im Leben die ich nie vergessen werde!! Es war etwas Neues – Unbekanntes, ein kleines “Abendteuer” für Gringo´s in einer Favela, coole Leute, eine geile Party, leckere Häppchen und Caipirinha´s und das Sahnehäuchen war das gigantische Feuerwerk mit einem atemberaubenden Blick über Rio by night! Ich kann es nur jedem weiterempfehlen unbedingt Silvester mal vorbeizuschauen! Keine Sorge, denn es ist alles sicher und super organisiert. Sowas findet man nicht überall! Einfach geil! Thx you guys for making this happen!

The new years eve of 2010/2011 I had an experience in my life that I will never forget!!  It was something new, unknown, a little “adventure” for a Gringo in a favela, nice people, a good party, delicious snacks and caipirinhas. The cherry of the cake was the gigantic fireworks  with a breathtaking view over Rio by night! I can just recommend each one of you not missing this new years party! Don’t be worried, overthere is safe and very well organized. Something like this you won’t find anywhere! Just awesome! 

Svenda Zühsldorf – Germany

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