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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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Plan Your Rio de Janeiro Vacation

Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, and famous Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Stunning Beaches Unpack your Speedo or thong bikini and join the masses at Rio's miles of gorgeous beaches.
  2. Carnival Head to the streets or the SambĂłdromo, and revel in the celebration of Rio's biggest party.
  3. Brazilian Beats Tap your feet to the uniquely Brazilian styles of music such as samba, bossa nova, funk, and pagode that echo from the myriad clubs and live-music venues.
  4. Scrumptious Meals Tickle your taste buds with delicious dining experiences—there's a lot to like for meat lovers and vegetarians at Rio's diverse restaurants.
  5. Breathtaking landscapes Bask in the beauty of the endlessly breathtaking landscapes that unfold between mountain and ocean.

When To Go

When to Go to Rio de Janeiro

Rio is a year-round destination, but Carnival, which usually takes place in February, is the best time to soak up the city's energy. Arrive a few d...

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