Rio de Janeiro
Rio is famous for its sun, sand and surf and the beautiful people who enjoy them. It is the only place on Earth where you can see TWO Wonders of the World. The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
In a recent survey, it was also scientifically determined that Rio has the bluest skies on the planet and it is the home to the largest, urban forest in the world. Rio hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Barra da Tijuca is home to many of the Olympic venues and is also an ideal place for kitesurfing. Another upscale beach is Ipanema, a popular spot for people who want to see and be seen. If you want a beach that offers a quiet sanctuary away from the crowds, head to Prainha. The surrounding area is a protected nature reserve and is the perfect place to explore Rio’s natural beauties.
Christ the Redeemer Statue
This iconic 98 foot tall monument on the summit of Corcovado Mountain overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. It took nine years to build and was completed in 1931. Instead of having Christ carry a cr... See more
Visit the Butantan Snake Farm
The Institute for Biological Studies is a very popular place to visit because of its serpentarium which contains one of the world’s largest collections of exotic venomous snakes, lizards, spiders and ... See more
Party at Rio’s Carnival
Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival capital and is registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the biggest carnival in the world. Its first festival was celebrated in 1723. More than tw... See more
Explore Copacabana Beach
When you think of Rio, the first picture that comes to mind is a perfect stretch of beach with tanned Brazillians sunbathing and playing in the water in their bikinis, g-strings and speedos. This ico... See more
Visit the Bin Laden Themed Bar
One of the more unusual places to visit in Rio is a Bin Laden themed bar. This unique nightspot is sure to be a hit, thanks to its owner, Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, who looks like the inf... See more