Many tourists who plan to visit Rio de Janeiro are attracted by its beaches and large parties. Who never heard of the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca and so many others? Carnaval in the Wonderful City is also known worldwide.
In addition to its most famous attractions, such as the Cristo Redentor and the Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf), the city offers endless nature, adventure, religion, history and cultural attractions, such as walks through the Botanical Garden and the Santa Teresa street tram, visits to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Modern Art Museum, and the possibility of flying over the city by jumping from Pedra Bonita.
But there is much more to be seen and enjoyed in Rio. The coastline is one of the most beautiful of Brazil, with islands scattered all along the coast - just in the region of Angra dos Reis there are 365 of them. The parks, such as Itatiaia and Serra dos Órgãos, are excellent for sports such as hiking and rappelling.
The mansions and churches in Paraty also reveal a colonial-era style and make visitors wonder what it would be like to live in the old Brazil.
In the Região dos Lagos (Lake region), cities like Buzios and Arraial do Cabo have white sandy beaches and transparent waters, as well as adequate infrastructure to receive thousands of visitors all year round.