Fun Tourist Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Have you heard of the city Rio de Janeiro? Some people know about it, and some have not. But after the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has become a center of attraction in the world and a whole new generation of travelers is finding this great tourist destination again.
Rio de Janeiro is a coastal city located in the South American country of Brazil. While Rio is famous for Copacabana and Ipanema beach as is its main attraction, there is really so much more!
We all know you can’t predict the weather, but the temperature in Rio usually runs between 88-77°f for a high temp and 75-65°f nightly low temp. It is tropical, so you will get rain and afternoon showers.
Rio de Janeiro is a place for a unique blend of cultures, natural beauty and also the annual festivals which in total make this one of the most exciting cities in the world. If you intend to make a trip to South America, then Rio de Janeiro should be on your list. Let’s list a few of the cities and places you should visit while in Rio de Janeiro:
Christ the Redeemer
You will find a 125ft tall statue named Christ the Redeemer which is built at the top of Mount Corcovado overlooking the city below. Christ the Redeemer is truly one of the most recognizable monuments in South America. Once you reach the mountain top, the view of the city and ocean is absolutely stunning. The beauty of this place will charm your heart and eyes!
There are three ways to go there. If you are in good shape, you can hike up the mountain via the trail. You can also hire a minibus or take a ride on the Cog Train. You should come here in the morning or at sunset because of the popularity of this attraction and also the heat of the day. It is indeed very popular, so arrange your visit early to make sure you get to see this popular tourist attraction while in Rio.
You may have visited a lot of beaches, but Copacabana Beach is one of the best in the world. If you don’t visit this beach, your visit will not be complete. Copacabana is another extremely popular tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana is an excellent beach of four km with full of natural beauty and energy. Your mind will be fresh after spending a day on this beach. The most significant hotel on this beach is Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel. This hotel serves since 1923. If you come to Rio de Janeiro, don’t forget to visit this beach. The most important thing is that the hotels and restaurants are not in the beach area. Those are across the street by design so to offer full natural beauty for all instead of a few! Bring some sunscreen, rent a beach umbrella, and enjoy the beauty of the South Atlantic Ocean.
Do you know about Sugarloaf? Do you know why this mountain name is Sugarloaf Mountain? It is because of its shape. The shape of this mountain is like a traditional Sugarloaf. That’s why the name of this mountain is Sugarloaf Mountain.
Sugarloaf is 1,300 feet high from the Rio harbor. You will get a great view of the city from this mountain. The tropical sunset from Sugarloaf Mountain will warm your heart with the beauty of nature. This is a great spot for Visitors to take a panorama photo of the city.
I imagine you have heard the song “The Girl from Ipanema” by Antônio Carlos Jobim? This song was written as Jobim, and his buddies were unemployed and hanging out at Ipanema Beach. It is located just beside Copacabana Beach. This beach in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro has become one of the most popular in the world du to this beautiful pop song.
Sunset from this beach is fantastic. Visitors play beach volleyball here. Make sure you use sunscreen, or you will get sunburn. The beach is very long. Ipanema Beach is full of residential houses. There is no suggestion for a hotel; however, there are some hotels nearby the beach. You should spend one full day here with your family to enjoy a day at the beach and see the beauty of nature.
Museum of Tomorrow
The Museum of Tomorrow is situated beside the downtown of Rio de Janeiro. It opened in December 2015 and became the world’s most famous architectural structure in the world. The world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed this structure. The environment of this place is very decent.
If you come to Rio downtown, make sure to stop here and tour this world-famous museum. I can guaranty that your time will not be wasted. This museum was built to avoid natural calamities, disaster, social collapse, and environmental degradation. So’ don’t forget to visit this place at the time of visiting Rio downtown.
Rio has many annual festivals. The Rio Carnival is one of the best of all the festivals held in Rio de Janeiro each year. This festival is a perfect display of the Brazilian Samba culture. Samba is a school where Rio’s are practice their culture. Samba gained about 19 parade prizes.
Every year you will see Samba dances and hear Samba music in their parades and festivals. It has been said that Samba reveals the Brazilian culture to the world. If you watch their parade and dances, you can guess about their culture and traditions. So, if you come to Brazil, you should not miss the historical dance and parades of Samba.
Botanical Garden is the most decent and quiet place in Rio de Janeiro. This is the largest garden in Brazil, with an area of 130 acres. About 8,000 varieties of plant species grow here. You will also get a view of Christ Redeemer from this garden.
As you stroll through the garden, you will find ponds, tropical plants, and trees. You can come here with your children so that they can be familiar with the variety of trees.
Traveling around the world is a passion for many people. Sometimes people may be confused about where they should go. Some people are searching for beautiful places to visit around the world. Rio de Janeiro is now the center of interest for traveling around the world. So, Rio de Janeiro may be your next trip?