Brazil’s main tourist destination, Rio de Janeiro is synonym of beauty. Blessed by nature, surrounded by mountains, Rio is an icon. The Corcovado, the Sugar Loaf, the statute of Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana and Ipanema are in the hearts of the world, as is bossa nova.
Rio is widely known for its breathtaking landscapes and its people’s unique joie de vivre. A combination of lakes, ocean and lush mountains marks the natural exuberance and typical colours of the Marvellous City. The friendliness of the “cariocas” (people born in Rio) can be witnessed in the streets, in bars and at the beach, where the sunset is a rare experience worth enjoying with an open heart by visitors and locals alike.
For a “what to do” list on Rio and other touristic information, check the official Rio Guide.
TurisRio (Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Board)
+55 (21) 2334-6153 / 2334-6158
Riotur (Rio de Janeiro Municipal Tourism Board)
+ 55 (21) 2271-7000
Special Tourism Police Station
+55 (21) 2332-2924
Tourist Information Office