Rio de Janeiro Travel Information for a Tropical City Paradise!
If you're looking for a comprehensive Rio de Janeiro travel information and guide, then you have come to the right place.
After many visits to Brazil over the past 20 years, people often ask us what it's like in Rio. We've found that not one word or phrase can possibly describe the place, but the laid back "Cariocas" (Rio residents) aptly refer to it as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (The Marvelous City)!!
It truly is a marvelous place because of its amazing natural beauty and for its seemingly endless leisure, dining, and entertainment choices.
Whether you plan to stay 5 days or 5 weeks, come for the wild Carnival (Carnaval), New Year's Eve (Revéillon), or visit any other time of the year, this city has much to offer the international traveler.
By day, you can swim and surf at one of the many fantastic beaches, shop for trendy fashions in elegant boutiques, ride the cable car up to Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) that over looks the beautiful bay, or take in the incomparable views of the city from Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor) atop Corcovado Mountain.
Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar)
Or you might just want to enjoy an ice cold chopp (draft beer) at a one of fashionable bars or at a popular Botequim (an open air bar with restaurant table service) and simply watch the world go by.
Every time we leave Rio it's with "saudades" (a melancholy feeling), from which we quickly recover by planning and dreaming about our next visit!
We've created this Rio de Janeiro travel information site, to provide an informative travel guide for the tourist or international business traveler. Rather than overwhelm you with lists of all the wonderful restaurants, and hotels, we've picked our favorites to fit a wide variety of budgets and tastes.
Whenever possible, we share our Insider's Tips to help you enjoy the city like a native and make the most of an unforgettable vacation.
We are very excited about the Rio 2016 Olympics! What a huge boost for both Brazil and South America. Now, the the rest of the world will learn about what we already know - Rio de Janeiro is a fantastic place to visit. Watch the Olympic sports & music video - feel the vibe, the rhythm, the people ... you'll be hooked!