Going to Rio: Top 5 best places to visit.
Rio de Janeiro is know as one of the most beautiful, sunny and colourful cities in the world. Each year it attract millions of tourists and a great portion of us keeps coming back to spend some more days in this paradise-like place and enjoy the world's best beaches, gardens, bars and views. Here are the top 5 places you must not skip while traveling in Rio and why:
1. Christ the Redeemer
What is the first vision that jumps into your mind when you hear about The City? Right, it is that famous statue of Christ watching bright Rio and its busy people from above. Christ the Redeemer was built in a period from 1922 and 1931 with the help of Brazilian Catholics' money, designed by Paul Landowski and made by Heitor da Silva Costa and Albert Caquot. For those who dislike crowds and noise the best time for a visit is early in the morning.
2. Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf rises 1,299 ft high above the harbor and has a smaller neighbour, which is a little peak called Morro da Urca. If you want to enjoy the perfect panoramic view and experience traveling by means of a cable car which run every half an hour. First you will have to hike or take the cable car the top of Morro da Urca, and then head out to Sugar Loaf. Make sure you take loads of water and sun screen.
3. Rio de Janeiro Beaches
Ipanema and Copacabana are among the most gorgeous beaches in the world. Ipanema is less crowded than Copacabana but both are full of great bars and restaurants, art galleries and cinemas. A good tip would be is to be carefull while strolling along the beach and avoiding showing expensive thing. Despise the fact that there is a police, you can still lose some of your priced posessions if you are not carefull enough. The longest beach in Rio de Janeiro is called Barra da Tijuca and it is perfect for windsurfing and surfing. You can take some surfing lessons and see some Brazilian soccer stars if you are lucky.
4. Botanical Gardens
Rio de Janeiro is a city full of sparkling beaches and greenery. Spend some time in Tijuca Forest which is considered to be the biggest urban forest with waterfall, hikes on our planet. It is full of unique species of plants, birds and animals which can only be found in Tijuca. Jardim Botanico seems like a paradise with its birds' singing, babbling waters, delicate flowers and big old trees. This is a good place to hide from a midday heat and spend some time thinking about your next Rio destination.
5. Nightlife and Carnivals
This City has it all - chick bars and restaurants, night clubs, samba shows and what not. You will not have to look for it hard, each neighbourhood in Rio has something to offer. One of our favorites is Baixo Gavea, where locals and tourists gather together and share beer and experiences. The square is surrounded by bars that are full during the weekends, so people have to go and party outside. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most picturesque cities on our planet. Even if you do not have a lot of cash to spend, you will be rewarded with surreal views, kind-hearted Brazilians and warm memories of this festive city.