Well I don´t know if you saw this photo before, but if you never saw any photos of this place before, you don´t know what a beach really is . This is Copacabana, one of the most famous beaches in the world, mentioned in songs around the whole planet.
Copacabana is the place where you must go if you are visiting Rio, not that this is my favorite beach, but it´s like a symbol of Rio de Janeiro, and it represents the lifestyle of Rio. At one side you see the sea, and at the other, the city, and this is how life goes around here, we work a lot, but at every spare moment we wanna go to the beach, but can you blame us? Loot at the beauty of this place...
That´s just my opinion, but I find it even more beautiful in rainy weather.
Well, Rio is not just beaches, it has much more tourist attractions, and it also has great things to do at night, like little Pubs and dance clubs.
Here´s a list of some tourist attractions in Rio:
- Sugarloaf - A green, unearthly peak rising over Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf is an iconic locale for a bird's eye view of Rio de Janeiro, from Copacabana beach to Corcovado Mountain, as well as an equatorial Rio de Janeiro sunset.
- Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) - Since it was placed a top the 2,300-ft peak of Corcovado mountain in 1931, this figure -- a statue of Christ with his arms apart as if he were embracing the city -- has been one of the most famous symbols of Rio.
- Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) - The 340-acre garden, one of Rio's most striking natural attractions, contains more than 5,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees, including 900 varieties of palms. The garden makes for a marvelous afternoon stroll -- especially on a hot day, when the temperature here is usually a good 10 °F cooler than it is on the street.
- Maracanã - This stadium is Brazil's temple of soccer. Home of the best football team on earth. It's a giant among coliseums, easily accommodating more than 100,000 at a time. If sports interest you even the littlest bit, or if you just want a new insight into Brazil, then by all means check out a game of futebol here - preferably a championship game or one between local rivals Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense or Botafogo. It can be an intense, quasi-psychedelic experience. The sports museum inside the stadium has photos, posters, cups and uniforms of the greats.
Well, let´s talk about the nightlife now.
Dance clubs, bars, parties, festivals, shows, restaurants, live music bands and more is what you can do in Rio, it´s impossible to list all the options here, but don´t worry check this site to see what kind of entertainment you want, just select Rio de Janeiro(Brazil) on the page.
Well, I just realised that I haven´t said anything about places to stay, so let me say one thing, if money is not a problem to you, stay at Copacabana Palace, this is the hotel where all the rich and famous people stay. See the photo of Copacana Palace:
But in case you´re not that rich, like me :D, there´s many other places to stay. Check this site for a list, you can chose to see the hotels by area, or by price, it´s the same site from before, just select Rio again, and look for "Places to stay".
In my site, on the advetises at the head and at the side bar of the blog, also has information about placese to stay in Rio.
Well, this is it, my city, Rio de Janeiro, if you need any information just leave a comment and I´ll try to get it for you.
Bye Friends, see ya in the next post!