Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival. Rio de Janeiro, where sparkling waters, beautiful people, historic neighborhoods and museums combine with the rich sounds of Samba and a thriving nightlife to give this Brazilian city its reputation as one of the most striking in the world. All of the thriving life and diversity of Rio de Janeiro is showcased between the outstretched arms of Cristo Redentor, the statue of Christ the Redeemer a the top of Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city. The famous Sugarloaf Mountain also provides some of Rio’s greatest views.
The beaches in Rio face the Atlantic Ocean. The Copacabana beach area, which also boasts some of the best hotels, has easy access via the Metro to the city center. Ipanema, is an urbanized beach where vendors line the streets selling all kinds of local artistry and crafts. Come explore the weekly Hippy Fair (Babilonia Feira Hype), where you can hear live music and get a massage, and a henna tattoo.
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