Rio de Janeiro is the most famous touristic destiny in Brazil. It is known by its beautiful nature where beaches and mountains form an unique harmony. Although, besides being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio is also known for its natural identification with sports. Not only by holding great events, but also because “cariocas” love practicing sports, especially outdoor.
With one ride through the city shore it is possible to see a lot of people practicing any kind of physical activity, many of them on bike tracks.
The most famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema, are on the South Zone, but some of the most beautiful are on the West Zone, like Barra, Macumba, Prainha and Grumari.
Rio de Janeiro offers a lot besides nature. The city has excellent gastronomy options, from fancy restaurants to simpler establishments, like the famous Juice`s Stores. For a foreign it is a delightful surprise to find out the infinity of different natural juices. Another option that surprises the tourists are the non-stop “churrascarias” where by paying a fixed price you can eat how much you can handle of a variety of meats.
As any other touristic destiny, Rio de Janeiro has its mandatory attractions. Like going up the Corcovado Mountain to see the city from the top, by the Cristo Redentor Statue. Sugar Loaf, Lapa and Jardim Botanico are also important places to visit.
To find out more about the city, visit the site http://visit.rio/