Travel guide over Rio de Janeiro sights

Tourists are recommended to devote at least half a day to an excursion to the so-called Parque Nacional da Tijuca , located in the center of Rio. The paths, that cross the hilly rainforest, lead along waterfalls and open spaces with beautiful panoramic views. This is a perfect place to have a picnic or dine at a restaurant. In order not to get lost, it is better to follow main routes or hire a guide who will tell you everything about plants and animals, as well as rare reptiles that live there. … Further

Extraordinary places and attractions in Rio de Janeiro

If you arrive in Rio during the time that doesn’t coincide with the next carnival, don’t be upset. Better visit the picturesque Mercado Popular Uruguaiana market as the atmosphere of a holiday never stops there. Many experienced travelers are aware of the market, but not many know what goods are the most popular. Besides colorful handmade carnival costumes, it’s possible to buy fantastic shoes on the popular market. The quality of shoes is always high despite affordable prices. Pay attention to food stalls as it is possible to try and buy many national desserts, sweets, and traditional baking on the market. When you reach the end of the market, don’t hurry to turn around and leave. There is a charming garden right behind Mercado Popular Uruguaiana, and visitors will be able to see peacocks, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, and many other animals there. … Further

Cuisine and best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Lovers of exotic meals should definitely visit the restaurant named Espírito Santa. This is the place where you can taste a rare fish namorado and exotic fruits. Among the restaurants that specialize in cooking Oriental cuisine Asia may be the most popular one. Besides high quality delicacies and amazingly delicious oriental sweets the restaurant attracts visitors by its truly original design. Elegant furnishings make the restaurant look like a fabulous sultan’s palace. … Further

Stylish hotels of Rio de Janeiro

There are quite unusual budget hotels in Rio, and Casa Cool Beans B&B Santa Teresa is a great example to that. The hotel is open in a small old mansion, the façade of which is painted in tender purple color. The design of charming guest rooms is made in sunny shades, and each guest room has colorful paintings by famous Brazilian artists. The lovely inner yard is no less amazing – the whole area has lush greenery and flowers. Decorative stone ornaments surround lovely flower beds, and the terrace itself features shiny garlands made of glass and crystals. The hotel has one more interesting peculiarity – the design of the façade was developed by famous graffiti artists. … Further

Review on top hotels of Rio de Janeiro

The magnificent resort hotel Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is located just a few steps away from the seaside. For US$400-600, clients of the hotel can book one of the fabulous suites. If you want to stay in the Presidential suite, be ready to pay US$1,000 a day. The magnificent suite can accept up to two guests and has some extra services, such as 24/7 butler service. The Presidential suite has a charming living room with panoramic windows and a spacious bedroom, and even a private lounge area with regularly changing signature drinks and delicacies. … Further
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