Rio de Janeiro is a city that has it all: great weather, great people, and great attractions. The amazingly beautiful Avenida Atlântica is flanked on one side by white beach and azure sea and on the other by the pleasure-palace hotels that testify to the city’s eternal lure. Nearly all of Rio’s attractions are found in the affluent Zona Sul, the neighborhoods on or near the beach. It is here that hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife are concentrated.
During the day, Rio life focuses on the beaches, the most active of which remains Copacabana. The famed Ipanema beach is only a short beautiful walk down the Avenue. Beach life there is more restrained, but no less seductive. The western extension, Leblon, is an affluent, intimate community flush with good, small restaurants and bars. The more distant southern beaches, beginning with São Conrado and extending past the Barra to Grumari, become richer in natural beauty and increasingly isolated.
Rio is an amazingly modern city given its 400-year history. Most of the best urban attractions are located close to each other in the city center. There are amazing churches and museums that help present the best of this vibrant culture. Rio’s restaurants serve some of the best steaks and meats to be had in the entire world, and the unique Brazilian style of cooking is not to be missed.
Moreover, Rio features the greatest party in the world "Carnival" every year. Visitors to Carnival won’t be disappointed when they see the amazing floats and beautiful people. Visitors to Rio come with high expectations, and those expectations are definitely surpassed by what they find in this amazing city. The people of Rio and its thousands of visitors are certainly dedicated to making that proposition come true.