Rio de Janeiro is a city blessed with far more than its fair share of attractions - both natural and manmade. The landscape itself is dazzling, with curious mountain formations, dense jungle, crashing waves and white sand beaches all part of the cityscape. In addition, the city is home to innumerous iconic man-made images, of which the most famous is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, embracing the city from his lofty mountaintop perch. The beautiful hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa is cooled ny mountain breezes and is home to the city´s most impressive colonial buildings as well as some of its most welcoming bars and restaurants. while the farther-flung beaches of Grumari and Recreio are a far cry from the built up sands of Copacabana and Ipanema and are popular with surfers and photographers. And while Rio de Janeiro city offers so much, the wider state has still more to offer - those who can fit in a trip along the gorgeous Costa Verde (Green Coast) would be wise to do so.
Rio de Janeiro is a city divided by jungle and mountains. and finding the time to visit all those ´must-see´attractions can be a genuine challenge, ans taking an organized tour or excursion is often the best way to fit everything into one visit. Very time-pressed travellers would be wise to look out for companies offering whistle stop ´City Tours´.