Best Things to Do and Must-Visit Places in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city with over 6 million friendly inhabitants, making it the second-largest in Brazil.  Don't let the favelas deter you from exploring! While touring, just be mindful of your surroundings, and you'll have a wonderful time.

What to See in Rio de Janeiro?  Sugarloaf Mountain

Rio de Janeiro boasts many iconic landmarks, including Sugarloaf Mountain, a "morro" at the entrance of Guanabara Bay. The cable car ride to the top offers spectacular views of the city, airport, and Corcovado. Stop at Urca hill for drinks, souvenirs, or dining before heading to the summit.

The Christ of Corcovado

It is a well-known landmark, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It can be reached by car, van, or train. Although crowded, the view is breathtaking. Climbing 250 steps or taking an elevator is required. However, the crowd can make the experience overwhelming.

The Beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana and Ipanema

A visit to these beaches in Rio de Janeiro is a must. Despite controversies during the Olympics about water cleanliness, they are beautiful and offer sports culture. Beach bars, or "kioskos," like Barraca do Pepe, are well known, but Pepe is past Ipanema on Barra do Tijuca beach.

La Pedra Do Arpoador

Prainha Beach

More Beaches to Visit

Tijuca Park and Vista Chinesa- Tijuca Park offers spectacular car tours and walks.

Botanical Garden - has  9000 plant species, a Japanese garden, and a pleasant terrace at Borogodó Restaurant, while Jojó is situated across the street.

Urca- offers drinks with stunning bay views