From the soaring rain forest covered mountains, to globally recognised architectural structures and sandy white beaches, it is no surprise that Rio de Janeiro’s alluring beauty has led to the city been known as cicade maravihosa, the ‘marvellous city.’ Along with breathe taking landscape, the vibrant carnivals, samba queens and cuisine with music to match has kept millions of tourists flocking to Rio de Janeiro. This year with the added gift from the gods, that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup; Brazil and Rio will be more special and alive than ever before. With so much to see and do we have taken the time to compile a list of the top 10 tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro that all visitors will want to see.
The beaches of Brazil boast some of the most beautiful sites in all the world. Here is a list of the top beaches you must visit in Brazil.
Alter do Chao, Para
This beach is not on the ocean. It is in fact located on the majestic Amazon and is home to some of the most beautiful sights to be had while working on your tan. Relax the day away and grill some local fish in this Golden Paradise.
Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro
It’s at the end of Ipanema near the Copacabana. Actually it is technically an extension of Ipanema Beach, but offers stunning views and cliffs to take your breath away. It’s open all night if you’re looking to go for a late night swim. And is home to some of the best waves for surfers in the world. (more…)