In a unique location at the foot of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, overlooked by the majestic sight of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro is not just the host of the 2014 World Cup, it is also a centre for Brazilian culture – a thriving city with thousands of wonderful and unique things to experience. What are you waiting for!
With lush green mountains on one side and crystal clear blue waters on the other, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most fascinating and culturally diverse places in the world. An economic powerhouse in Brazil, its rich history has led to it being one of the most visited places on the planet. Featuring some of Brazil’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks (including the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer) as seen in countless photos, films and TV shows.
Past the spectacular surface is an even more fascinating cultural underbelly. You’ll never be far from the sounds of the samba which permeates even the remotest corners of this city. The locals are known for their carefree spirit, which you’ll no doubt experience first-hand on your holiday to Argentina! Rent a beach hut on the stunning Copacabana and relax in the glorious sunshine, looking out over the water.
Brazil is famous for being sunny all year round, with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius in summer. Remember that in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed, so summer falls between November and February (convenient for those looking to escape rainy Britain). However, Brazil is a tropical country, meaning with heavy sun can come heavy rain. Contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist for more information about the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro.
Some of the highlights of this fantastic city include the world-famous Copacabana beach – relax in the sun, take a dip in the warm blue waters and sample some of the traditional street food from vendors that line the beach itself. Afterwards, take the cog train up Corcovado Mountain and witness the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer. Alternatively, take the cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain, at the end of the beach itself, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding coastal area. If you’re feeling really adventurous, book a helicopter tour of the area – not only does this require less effort than climbing the mountains themselves, it affords you some absolutely spectacular views!To find out more visit our Website Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Check out our Google+ page Keep up to date with Latin Routes on our WordPress Blog Contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist