"O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo..." Rio de Janeiro by realde14

Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide: 3,640 reviews and 6,560 photos

I just returned from Carnaval in Rio and it was simply amazing. I have been to Rio over a dozen times but this was the first time I actually stayed for Carnaval.

Rio probably has one of the most stunning settings of any city in the world. There are so many places to visit, it can be almost overwhelming. Because of its great natural setting, the warmth of the Cariocas and the beach lifestyle, Rio de Janeiro is for me one of my top five favorite destinations. And if you don't feel like sightseeing, there is always the beach.

Rio is pretty much a city of neighboorhoods, each with its distinct own charm and caracteristics:

- Touristy Copacabana with its great beach and adjacent Leme
- Ipanema, where the beautiful people hang out
- Upscale Leblon, adjacent to Ipanema
- Centro, where most of the historic buildings and museums can be found
- Botafogo, Flamengo, Lapa, Laranjera, Lagoa, Urca, residential Barra da Tijuca: they are all worth a visit

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beach, scenery, culture and overall carioca people and lifestyle
  • Cons:Some unsave areas, (sex) tourists, and crowds
  • In a nutshell:Probably the most Brazilian place of all things Brazilian
  • Last visit to Rio de Janeiro: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 15, 2007
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  • malianrob's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2006 at 5:59 PM

    Loved your Rio pictures! cant wait to get there.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 8:56 AM

    Merci pour tes bons voeux. Apparamment un carnaval sous le soleil de Rio vaut le déplacement ;-)

  • kris-t's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2006 at 1:47 PM

    nice pics and tips!

  • mangueirense's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 12:12 AM

    Oi, muito obrigada por ver minha pagina do Rio ...e simplesmente um lugar maravilhoso e espero que podemos ver muitas dicas e fotos suas aqui em breve!!! Adorei que voce foi para a Ilha dos Pescadores que eu tambem conheco!

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