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Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

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If you are done with spending your vacation within the solemn natural surroundings then here’s is an option for a vacation in the cidade maravilhosa or the marvellous city. This is the Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil.

Visiting here you will not miss the beauty of nature as mountains engulf the city on one side and the deep blue sea with white sandy beaches gives company on the other side. In addition to this, there are the tropical cocktails, sexy people, gyrating samba dancers, and some landmarks worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

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Rio de Janeiro is the 6th largest city in America and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its rich culture and worth visiting landmarks. Also known as Rio, it has the headquarters of two major Brazilian companies, namely Petrobras and Vale. It also houses the multifarious Latin American giant company the Globo Organizations. From the education perspective too it accounts as the second largest research centre of Brazil.

With its carnivals, famous balneario beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, and landmarks like the statute of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado Mountain, Rio now makes the face of Brazil for the world. It gives nearly all kinds of pleasure which the tourists require to let their hair down. There are open air bars and cafes which serve the most intoxicating drinks in the world. There are hiking expeditions to Tijuca’s rainforests, sailing trips to Guanabara, and other such options which inspire to live life in the most enjoying ways.

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Rio de Janeiro is also making its presence felt in the global arena now days with hosting a number of events in the current and future days. It is the venue for the 2016 Summer Olympics and is also supposed to hold the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The tourism industry of Brazil mainly survives on the attractions of Rio de Janeiro which receives around 2.82 million international tourists every year. It is for that reason that the city sports a number of posh hotels and hypes the natural attractions like the 80 kilometres of beach sites, and the Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains. Although, the flow of international tourists to Rio faced a decline in the 20th century when Sao Paulo took the lead as the country’s commercial hub but, the government has again taken initiatives to return Rio to its original top spot in Brazil.

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There are three airports in Rio de Janeiro in which one is also an international airport. Within the city bus is the primary means of commuting. Apart from that there is also the option of Metro rail in Rio which is also known to be the safest and cleanest of the public transport. It is not too much encouraged to drive to Rio and use the car as a means of city drive because like most other populated cities the fleet of cars in Rio is also extensive.

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