Easy to fall in love with for its breathtaking landscape and charming white-sand beaches, Rio de Janeiro, known as well as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), is the second largest city in Brazil.
Rio is an unusual metropolis, flanked by mountains and an immense rainforest, that host one of the sexiest and more relaxed populations on the planet.
This paradisiac city has enchanted visitors for centuries and is not unusual to meet a considerable amount of expats that made this place their new home. Because Rio has a bite for every taste and innumerable ways to discover it: search for the perfect surf break on Prainha, hike on Tijuca’s National Park rainforest, walk around Flamengo Park, sail across Guanabara Bay or practice your samba skills in Lapa.
Rio de Janeiro, with its world famous Carnaval, is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere, and will not only host the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first South American city to hold the world’s foremost sports competition.