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A Vacation in Rio de Janeiro

Updated on July 24, 2011

A Vacation in Brazil

The white sand beaches in Rio de Janeiro are lined with endless top resort hotels such as the famous Copacabana Palace.The city is known for its gorgeous rainforests, magnificent mountains and above all, its party reputation. It offers a tropical savanna climate so you should know that between December and March you may see a significant amount of rain. While the temperature can reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit, believe it or not, the city has quite a mild annual average temperature between 68 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, for those steamy hot days, the climate welcomes the cool breezes that are supplied by the Atlantic Ocean.

Rio de Janeiro was first known for its downtown business district but later became popular as a travel destination due to its timeless beauty. It is considered Brazil's cultural capital, housing more than 50 museums as well as the world's 8th largest library. Rio de Janeiro also provides an outstanding Municipal theatre used for ballet, opera and classical productions. The inside is stunning, covered with France-imported stained glass, a 1,000 pound crystal chandelier and marble ceilings. The building's outside walls even have famous Brazilians and other celebrity signatures on it.

Adding to the cultural buildings and natural beauty, Rio de Janeiro houses Maracana stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums. You will aslo find Sugarloag Mountain which is known for its cable car and do not forget to visit Sambodroma, a permanent parade avenue. Of course, two of the most beautiful places to see if you're a nature lover are White Stone State park and the Tijuca forest, the world's largest urban forests.

New Years Eve

Looking for an unparalleled and unforgettable experience on New Years Eve? Rio de Janeiro welcomes over 2.5 million visitors who gather for 24-hour celebrations on Copacabana Beach. If you go, be sure to wear all white, it's a tradition! Rio de Janeiro boasts the largest firework display in the world and what's the best part? It is absolutely free! The goal of Rio de Janeiro is to bring people from around the world and every walk of life to celebrate the birth of a new year.

A Vacation in Rio de Janeiro

New Years Eve in Rio de Janeiro


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