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Rio is one of the world’s most iconic cities and Renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes and beautiful beaches. It’s also host city for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro enjoys a unique location nestled between lush, green mountains on one side and crystal clear seas on the other. It is one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in Brazil and features some of the world’s most iconic attractions such as Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer statue), Sugarloaf Mountain and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
The city is full of energy and you are never far from the sounds of the Samba that gives the city its rhythm. The locals of Rio are known for their carefree spirit and there is no better place to watch their charms than at one of the beach huts on Copacabana, sipping a refreshing Caipirinha. Whether you are looking to experience Carnival, relax in a naturally stunning environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!
The main places to stay in Rio are on Copacabana or Ipanema Beaches. Both of these areas have a lively atmosphere with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Of course they also have the beach which is very much the focal point of each area. Rio's main attractions and the downtown area can be reached easily from both locations. Another area is Santa Teresa, which is a colonial Portuguese district in the hills above the city.
Rio is famous for being sunny all year round and temperatures reach up to 30°C in summer time (Nov - Feb). However being a tropical climate summer can also bring some rains too.
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