With a stunning natural landscape, year-round tropical sunshine, vibrant musical scene and seemingly endless beaches, Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's great romantic cities.
Whether you're flying down to to Rio for Valentine's Day; for a romantic getaway with that special someone, or even in the hope of romancing one of the famously good looking locals, rest assured that Rio offers no end of opportunity to create truly memorable romantic moments.
Couples looking for a romantic vibe in Rio shouldn't shy away from the the tourist trail in Rio - taking the cable car ride up Sugar Loaf mountain or the funicular railway up to see the Christ Statue atop Corcovado is a romantic treat that the inevitable crowds won't spoil. The beaches, too, bustle with people year-round, but that won't make sipping a caipirinha on the sands any less special. Be sure to catch the spectacular sunset at Arpoador - the point where Ipanema meets Copacabana, and where a rock jutting out into the ocean is the ideal place to see the sun dip over city and the ocean.
Couples looking to escape the crowds can look to the city's scenic parks such as the lovely Parque Lage, or make a mid-week escape to lesser-known beaches such as Praia do Recreio.
Couples with time to spare should be sure to take a trip down the beautiful Costa Verde, to discover the pristine beaches and paradise islands that lie outside the city.