🌎 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷
Golden beaches and lush mountains, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa.
#RiodeJaneiro 's beaches have long seduced visitors. #Copacabana Beach is a symbol of Rio. Hogging the spotlight these days is #Ipanema Beach. For cariocas (residents of Rio), the beach is Rio's backyard .
Looking out from the 710m peak of #Corcovado, you will see why Rio is called the #CidadeMaravilhosa (Marvelous City). Lushly forested mountains fringe the city, shimmering beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Far from being mere cinematic backdrop, this seaside beauty hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking in the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across #BaíadeGuanabara, and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world's most stunning urban landscapes.
The Rhythms of Rio
Music is the lifeblood of Rio, with a soundtrack comprising rock, old-school #bossanova, hip-hop, funk and Brazil's many regional styles. Above all there's samba, a rapid-fire style of music with African influences and an infectious beat that is synonymous with Rio. You can hear it all over town, but the soul of samba resides in Lapa.
Joie de Vivre
Speaking of @Carnaval, Rio knows how to party. Whether you call it #joiedevivre, Lebensfreude or lust for life, cariocas have it in spades. Carnaval, and the buildup to it, is the most obvious manifestation of this celebratory spirit. -