Most guidebooks will tell you to grab a coconut water on the beach during a trip to Brazil, and you would be wise to listen to them in this respect.
They (the coconuts, that is) are delicious, refreshing and awesome for curing a hangover.
However, the ordering of an agua de coco must not be taken lightly.
You see the word for coconut in Portuguese, coco, has the exact same spelling (albeit a slightly different intonation) as the Portuguese word for “poop” (which prior to 2009 was officially spelled cocô).
The two words are pronounced slightly differently (similar to the “beach vs. bitch” situation in English), and luckily for native English speakers, the natural pronunciation of the word coco should yield an acceptable result.
If you are lucky R$3 will score you one of these beauties, but the price gouging beach snack shacks can charge up to R$5 – those bastards.