Brazil – Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Another very well known beach in Rio de Janeiro (and in Brazil) is Ipanema Beach, located in the Ipanema district.

Which one, Copacabana or Ipanema, is better?
-Well, hard to say; I didn’t spend much time on any of them, however, Copacabana looked like “always crowded”, so Ipanema would be my choice.

Brazil – Sugarloaf

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugarloaf is a mountain in Rio de Janeiro, of about half of the height (396 meters) of Corcovado Mountain.
I think, Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains are must-visit places in Rio; both provide scenic views.

One can take a cable car to reach the summit of Sugarloaf.

Sugarloaf is also popular among the rock climbers.

Brazil – Christ the Redeemer (statue)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro (Christ the Redeemer statue) is one of the big (literally big) attractions of Rio. Moreover, the statue is kind of symbol of Rio de Janeiro and even of Brazil!

The statue is 30 metres tall (plus 8 meter pedestal).
It’s located on the Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park.

Is it worth to go there?
-Absolutely! The trip to the top is very nice and the view is beautiful.

Brazil – Everything in one place

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you don’t have so much time in Brazil, go to Rio de Janeiro. You’ll find there (and its vicinity) a bit of almost everything what typical for Brazil, i.e., World Heritage Sites, nature, beaches, jungle, birds, forest, waterfalls, samba, carnival, football and fresh food (with Açaí dessert). 🙂