Three Reasons to Travel to Rio de Janeiro

September 20, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Luxury Travel

The second largest city in Brazil is Rio de Janeiro. Located on the South Atlantic coast, Rio is best known for its landscape, its beach scene and the annual Carnaval.

The city is nestled on a harbor over the mouth of a river near the ocean. Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Corcovado Peak and the Tiiuca hills make the harbor of Rio de Janeiro picturesque. These breathtaking formations have made the Rio harbor as one of the World’s Natural Wonders. The following are the three reasons to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

The future events in the city. Rio de Janeiro is now one of the most active cities in the world stage. It would play host to the final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Paralympic. With all these world events, there is a flurry of activities in the city, from construction to preparation and celebration. Aside from these world events, the city also has its weekly fiestas as well as religious celebrations. The city, with all its preparations for the world events, still continues on its strengths and beauty.

The natural beauty of the city. One of them are the beaches of Rio. The most famous ones are Ipanema, Abrico and Cariocas beaches. Abrico is the only official nudist beach in the city. Cariocas has a unique beach culture which many tourists often find confusing. Ipanema is a world-class beach resort that often plays host to celebrities and other rich and famous tourists to the city.

The local events of the city.  From the beaches of Rio, many tourists go to the city to enjoy the Carnaval. This two-week celebration comes before the Catholic Lenten season. The Carnaval is essentially a contest between the local samba schools in the city. These schools prepare for a full year to parade in the Rio Sambadrome before a panel of judges. Outside the Sambadrome is the celebrations in the streets, with parades in other neighborhood where thousands, both locals and tourists, dance in the streets to party till the wee hours of the morning. Fireworks light up the sky when the winning samba school is declared.

As a tourist, a visit to Rio de Janeiro would complete one’s search for the feisty allure of Brazil. Its natural beauty is nestled with a landscape that is breath taking to see. This area now is open to the world stage as the city and the country plays hosts to the Olympics, Paralympics and the World Cup. After all these, the party in Rio never stops as the Carnaval, in all its glory, would cap off the day in the life of Rio tourist.


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