Looking out from the 2329ft (710m) peak of Corcovado, you will see why Rio is called the Cidade Maravilhosa. Lushly forested mountains fringe the city, shimmering beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Far from being mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara (Guanabara Bay), and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world's most stunning urban landscapes.
Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
Not letting its flawless golden beaches, verdant toucan-filled rainforest, or cosmopolitan city vibes go to its head, Rio de Janeiro boasts a playful charm that’s hard to find elsewhere.
THINGS NOT TO MISS IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro is known as the Wonderful City and attracts more than 1 million foreign tourists every year. Most are interested in its laid-back atmosphere, carnival parties, and endless, gorgeous beaches.
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