Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Things to do in Rio

With the media spotlight heavily shining down on Rio, many of you may find yourself in a whirlwind of curiosity, sparking your inner traveller to wonder what exactly this special South American tropical oasis has to offer. From tourist attractions to local hotspots here’s a list of the top ten things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

1. Parque Lage

History, Instagram ops, nature and a place to fill your belly. This picturesque park has everything your travelling heart desires.


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2. Sugarloaf Mountain

I had you at 'sugar' right? Panoramic views and a cable cart, what’s not to enjoy atop of this marvellous natural mountain?

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3. Copacabana Beach

This one speaks for itself one of the world’s most famous beaches, home of the Fifa beach world cup and countless sun lovers soaking up all the rays Rio has to offer.

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4. Christ the Redeemer

This may be the most visited place in Rio by tourists. It’s an obvious choice but a must see! The structural nature of the landmark is just one of the breathtaking views your eyes will gaze upon from the top. alt Photo cred:https://www.flickr.com/photos/95143603@N02/

5. Praça XV (Quinze) de Novembro

This historical hotspot’s architectural beauty lets your eyes wander as you dive into Rio’s past.

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6. Rio Scenarium

Dance all night with the locals, and take in the infectious atmosphere till the sun comes up.

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7. The Maze

Home of one of the most amazing views in Brazil. Stay the hour or stay the night enjoy The Maze to its full potential. alt

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8. Lapa

The Arcos de Lapas will take your breath away, but Lapa itself will make you never want to leave with its intoxicating nightlife and historical charm.

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9. Vista Chinesa

A flair of Asia in South America. This charming Chinese structure perches atop of Rio inviting you to come in and share in its views of beauty.

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10. Barra Beach

This is a great beach for the surfer travellers. With waves for the surf pros to enjoy and a beach free of the overpopulating tourists.


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Written by Ilana Porretta

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