The country of Brazil in South America is known for so many things. Some of these include a great soccer tradition and the Samba which is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style. There is however one city which carries the hopes of many Brazilians and a perfect example of what Brazil is all about. This is the city of Rio.
The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city centre is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America. It is the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere, which is not a simple accolade. This makes for an impressive, memorable attraction for visitors from all over the world.
The coastal areas are cooler than those situated inland due to the cool breeze blowing off the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperature is between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius. The landscape and vegetation in and around this metropolis are magnificent, providing a visual feast that has inspired authors and screenwriters the world over.
Some of the must see attractions in Rio include the incredible surfing waves off Prainha. Whether you conquer them yourself or just watch the water-bound athletes skimming effortlessly over and under them, these waves are impressive. The Tijuca’s lush is a dense rainforest, which boast a number of hiking trails for those wanting to experience the fauna and flora first hand. Beach life is very active in this part of the world. You can spend some time on the shores of Ipanema Beach or one of the many other beaches for which this city is renowned.
Brazilians are known all over the world as staunch catholics, a visit here is therefore a chance to marvel at the sheer scale of the statue of Christ the Redeemer as it overlooks the city far below. Other activities include taking the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views, stroll down the famous Avenue Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, take an official walking tour of Rio, learning fascinating facts about its historical and modern-day heritage, wander amongst the more than 5 000 species of plants and trees at the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden). The palm species alone exceed 900. As testament to the countrys rich soccer tradition, sports and soccer enthusiasts simply must experience the Maracanã stadium, which seats 100 000 spectators and has been the venue of many a heart-stopping match between international football greats.
The world is welcome to this city. For all accommodation needs as you visit Rio, Likizo Lettings is on hand to facilitate all kinds of accommodation for singles, couples, families and even business groups.