The tourism capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is famous for breathtaking landscape, laidback beach culture and annual carnival.
With a population of over six million people, this Marvelous City covers 1,224 squares kilometers and has a coastline of 246 kilometers. The exceptional interaction between the mountains and the sea provides an inspiring scenery to both locals and visitors, and was nominated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The guiding spirit of Rio is the lighthearted carioca way of life, which turns every inch of the city into the most enjoyable attractions. Among them are beaches, mountains, forests, open air sports and world-class events such as the New Year’s Eve, the Carnival and many others.
Packed with historical and cultural treasures, Rio is vibrant by day and dazzling by night. Its many flavors and colors offer something for people of all ages and interests.
Like its best known symbol, Christ the Redeemer, the city welcomes its guests with open arms. Rio de Janeiro hosted this year many of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Games, including the final, and will host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first South America City to host the Olympics.