Welcome to Rio de Janeiro
As a place where the urban fabric merges so perfectly with nature, Rio de Janeiro is a mind-blowing destination that will make you wanna stay.
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s front door for many tourists, but not because Christ the Redeemer welcomes people with his arms wide open. Oh, no. It’s because this state is packed with unique Brazilian culture, history, and nature just waiting to reveal itself.
A World Heritage Landscape
While the whole state has some for everyone, Rio de Janeiro City is a feast for the eyes. The Carioca landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rightly so because it lies in a dramatic looking, narrow strip between mountain and sea.
Carioca: a native of Rio de Janeiro
Cradled between these mountains and Guanabara Bay, the city’s urban landscape has been shaped by significant historical events, influenced by a diversity of cultures, is perceived to be of great beauty, and is celebrated in the arts through painting, poetry, and music in particular.
In between this undulating landscape, magical waterfalls, secluded beaches, urban parks, and unique wildlife reveal themselves shyly.
Beyond that, Brazilian beaches are famous for being lively and colorful, but the beaches in Rio de Janeiro take this statement to a new level. The coast here is incredibly mind-blowing and you can easily experience some of the best beaches in your life in this state, like Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach, and more.
Rio de Janeiro proudly has some of the most awe-inspiring landmarks in Brazil. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, and Selarón Steps are just some of its jewels that simply beg to be visited.
While samba is not a tangible asset, it is one of the greatest symbols of Brazil. And it turns out Rio de Janeiro is not only a spot where you can try your foot at samba, but it is samba’s birthplace!
While this fact comes with a lot of big responsibility, rest assured locals won’t disappoint you—the samba bars in Rio are the best in the whole country!
I don’t live in Rio. I date Rio.— Tom Jobim, Brazilian singer
Explore Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a sensory overload, in the best sense of the term. Brazilian music here and there, people enjoying the tropical weather, unique flavors, and summer smells are some of the things you experience for simply being here.
Whether you’re visiting to wander through these busy streets, get lost in the majestic clutches of mother nature, or sample some of the states’ wild cuisine, Rio de Janeiro has something for every visitor, and one single visit will never (ever!) be enough.