Internationally known as the “Wonderful City”, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s cultural capital. Also called by its native people “the samba, caipirinha and soccer land”, the city offers a great number of leisure and entertainment options, pleasing all kinds of tastes.
For its many facets, Rio de Janeiro is the focus of the tourism industry in Latin America. Besides the incomparable natural beauty, its history and the contagious joy of its inhabitants contributed to create a very special image that reaches its highest point when it celebrates New Year’s Eve and Carnival.
Tourists looking for a place that also offers the sophisticated infrastructure of a modern city will find everything they want in Rio. Situated between a tropical rainforest and white sandy beaches, this town offers a great deal of attractions all in one single tourist destination.
Rio is a city of contrasts. The colonial architecture recalls the past while striking modern buildings provide a glimpse of the future. Two landmarks, true postcard images, are known all over the world: the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
As a tourist destination, Rio does not depend on the seasons, since the climate is good all year round and its attractions can be enjoyed at any time of year.
The visitors soon discover a fact well known by the city’s inhabitants and of which they are proud: something is always happening in Rio – exhibitions, dance, music shows and sport events.