Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by dramatic landscapes with rising mountains and beautiful beaches lining the ocean. With a very unique culture, Rio is a fun, fast-paced city to visit for those wanting a getaway filled with culture, adventure, and great music.
Outdoor enthusiasts will have plenty of great activities to choose from, whether on land or on water. A famous statue portraying Christ that overlooks the city from atop one of the hills has helped inspire many over the years. Home to the world-famous Carnival festival, this city vibrates daily with Samba music for all to enjoy.
Enjoy the city with its rich gifts of nature
This city is well-known for the beautiful landscapes that surround the area. Mountains rise up around the city with islands along the coast. There are a variety of outdoor activities to do for those who wish to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Visitors can stay on land and hike numerous trails in the forests on the mountains, go rock climbing, or even try out hang gliding. For those who love the ocean, there are sailing and swimming opportunities available everywhere.
Rio has many great beaches that draw visitors and celebrities in from all over the world. Many flock to the beach for fun outdoor sports such as volleyball and surfing, while others go to sunbathe. Others gather here to meet up and enjoy good company while relaxing on the beach.
Music is a part of life for those who live in Rio. Though you will hear all types of music in the city, Samba music is what Rio is known for. This type of music is fast-paced with a great beat that you won’t be able to get out of your head as it plays all over the city. There are plenty of music halls throughout the city where visitors can go to listen to this unique type of music for all-night parties.
The Carnival festival is held in Rio every year and is the biggest celebration in the world today. Carnival is said to have Pagan origins in ancient Rome, and has grown in popularity ever since.
Today, Rio celebrates Carnival with over hundreds of thousands of people for four full days and nights of fun. Attendees come dressed up in elaborate costumes and ready to dance to Samba music and party in the most anticipated celebration of the year.
4 sites in this World Heritage
- Tijuca Forest, Pretos Forros and Covanca – Tijuca National Park
- Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea - Tijuca National Park
- Carioca Mountaion range - Tijuca National Park and Botanic Gardens
- Mouth of Guanabara Bay and Manmade Shorelines – Flamengo Park, Historic Forts of Niterói, Sugar Loaf Natural Monument Copacabana Seafront