Rio de Janeiro is without doubt one of the top 10 destinations in South America and rightfully so. Popularly known as the Cidade Maravihlosa or the Marvellous city, it is one of the most vibrant cities on the continent. The city is lined with beautiful white sand beaches, lush green rainforests, beautiful green mountains jutting out of the earth and cool blue waters of the Atlantic ocean. Rio is home to some of the world’s best wonders like the statue of christ the redeemer, sugarloaf mountain and Guanabara bay just to mention a few. Rio is also known for the world famous Rio international carnival, one of the best carnivals in the world. The carnival is always full of fun and merry making.
Rio is also famous for its nightlife with Brazilians being one of the most outgoing in the whole world. Accommodation in Rio is readily available with plenty of beach side accommodation as well as cheap accommodation downtown. Another reason why Rio is very popular is its warm weather through out the entire year which is perfect for beach life all year round. The pulsating sound of samba, the official music in Brazil makes nightlife in the city vibrant and if you are looking for a party destination in South America, Rio de Janeiro is the number one choice.
The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is between December and March, during these months the weather is warm and sunny so you can visit the beaches. If you’d like to enjoy carnival you’ll need to visit in February.