With its plentiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and backdrop of samba and bossa nova rhythms, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro.
For many people, Rio means slipping on a pair of Havaianas and heading to Copacabana Beach. Yet the city has so much more to offer: verdant landscapes, mesmerizing mountains, and neighborhoods that move to the beat of Brazilian music. Grab a beach chair in Ipanema, then shop with the cariocas (locals) at Saara Market or Rio Antigo. Head to Tijuca Forest for an afternoon of solitude. At night, get in touch with the spirit of Brazilian music in Lapa, legendary for its nightlife.
Rio De Janeiro. A beautiful city that deserves to be seen.