Rio de Janeiro City

Be forewarned:  Rio's powers of seduction can leave you with a bad case of ‘saudade’ (indescribable longing) when you leave.   

 

Rio is a magnificent site to behold.  Planted between lush tropical forest-covered mountains and comfortable wide beaches fronting deep blue sea, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal.

 

Home to the world’s most famous beach, Copacabana Beach, Rio is jam packed with stunning views and overlooked by the statue of Christ looking down.  Your entire vacation itinerary can be fulfilled within walking distance.  Copa is vibrant with action 24/7.  Copa never sleeps.

 

Cariocas (Rio dwellers) have a life-lusting zeal that is all their own.  How else can one explain not only large-scale festivities like Carnaval, but all of the other occasions for revelry - Saturday in Ipanema, Friday night parties in Lapa, soccer at Maracana, or an impromptu samba circle on any sidewalk of the city.

 

These are all an integral part of Rio's vibrant energy, and make this city one of the most exciting and interesting places to visit in Brazil.  Blessed with a year-round pleasant climate, Rio has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.