Traveling to Rio De Janeiro? Follow These Tips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is dubbed the “Marvelous City” and for very good reason. Rio is an exhilarating city to visit as it is flanked by stunning mountains, white sandy beaches and spectacular rain forests. Rio de Janeiro occupies one of the world’s most amazing settings in the entire world. Add to that the fact that Rio is a party city and you have yourself a very intoxicating cocktail that will leave you drunk with happiness.

With samba being the primary music of Rio, the world famous beaches around this city are the perfect places to kick back and take it easy. There are many great dance halls, bars and outside cafes in Rio that are perfect for doing some people watching during the daytime hours. If you are the adventure seeking type of person then maybe you would like to surf some great breaks off Prainha or sail across Guanabara.

If you have yet to decide when you will visit Rio de Jaeiro, consider going during Carnival. This is when Rio gets wild and crazy. Carnival normally takes place in February, forty days before Easter and lasts for four full days – finishing on Fat Tuesday when the Rio summer is at its peak. The main event at Rio’s Carnival is the Samba Parade, which is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. It’s amazing, unbelievable and a definite “must see” if you are in Rio during the four day celebration.

You must be sure to visit one of Rio’s most identifiable landmarks, the magnificent 38-meter high Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer statue that sits atop Corcovado. The view of the city is stunning from the top so do make the 710 meter trip up. Another place to stop by is the Maracana Football Stadium which holds over 100,000 spectators. Brazilians love their football and if you are lucky enough to be in Rio during the football season, do try to get some tickets to experience what a match is like with the very enthusiastic Brazilian fans that pack the stadium for every home match.

Last but certainly not least, be sure to spend at least one day in the world famous Copacabana borough, which is located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana is known for its beautiful four kilometer long white sandy beach. There are historic forts at both ends of the beach and numerous hotels, bars, eateries and night clubs dotting the walkway along the shore.

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