The Life in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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  • RIO Carnival

    What are the official dates for Carnival? Why do the Carnival dates change every year?
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  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

    Discovery hostel is a 10 minute ride to the foothills of Sugar Loaf Mountain, also
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  • Statue of Christ the Redeemer

    A symbol of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (also known as
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  • Lapa steps

    Nestled between Santa Teresa and Cinelândia is the neighborhood of Lapa, an enchanting district full of dilapidated architecture,
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  • Zazá Bistrô Tropical

    Our absolute favorite (expensive) restaurant, hands down. French-colonial decor and delicately spiced cuisine await those
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  • Maracanã Football Stadium

    For a quasi-psychodelic experience, go to a game at Maracanã Stadium, Brazil’s temple of football
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  • Rio Summer Olympics 2016

    The Rio 2016 Games will provide the best possible environment for peak performances. Athletes will
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  • Pizzaria Do Chico

    Around the corner from Discovery Hostel is one of Rio's best Pizzarias! Walk to a
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  • Hippie Fair Crafts Market

    Location: Praca General Osorio | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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