Rio de Janeiro

Beaches, Samba, and much more…

Answers on frequent questions
Where to Stay?

Take a look on our reviews and guides on Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.

Where to buy best plane tickets?

You can book your flight tickets on here.

What permits do I need?

You probably need a Visa if you are not originally from the United States. Check here.

How to rent a car?

There are many options for that. We explain it more on here.

Where to eat?

Rio has a lot of great restaurants. Check it out.

How is the nightlife?

Yes, in fact Rio de Janeiro is a Wonderful City. Discover here.

Best of Rio

Rio de Janeiro

Find out why Rio de Janeiro is also known as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Wonderful City). We will help you discover the best things to do, places to go and much more on our NomadSet Guide. Enjoy!

Size: 1,279.2 sq mi

Average duration of a trip: 4-5 days

Rio Interesting Facts

The Brazilian People

Rio is an amazing place to feel the brazilian way when it comes to welcome tourists. Very welcoming and happy above all circumstances.

South America’s Oldest Electric Railway

The Santa Teresa Tram connects Rio de Janeiro’s city center with the Santa Teresa neighborhood. It has been running continuously since 1877 and was designated a national historic landmark in 1988. The Santa Teresa Tram is one of the world’s oldest railways and, thanks to the addition of electricity in 1896, Latin America’s oldest electric railway.

Samba and Carnival

Rio has a Samba culture. Carnival is recognized worldwide as an incredible party full of bright, Since approximately 1723, a version of the now world famous Carnival has partied in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, celebrating the oncoming spring and marking the start of the Lenten season. Currently, Carnival starts the Friday before Lent and ends on Ash Friday. The official Carnival parade happens at the Sambadrome, while many Carnival partygoers fill the streets and other venues.

South America’s Largest Urban Forest

Tijuca Forest is located in Rio de Janeiro and holds the distinction of being South America’s, and possibly the world’s, largest urban forest. It was hand-planted to reclaim land previously used for growing coffee and sugarcane. Aside from being a tourist attraction itself, the forest houses the Christ the Redeemer statue, murals by Cândido Portinari, and the Cascatinha Waterfall.

Its Beaches Inspire

Rio de Janeiro has several gorgeous beaches, including world famous Copacabana and Ipanema. The beauty of Ipanema even inspired a popular bossa nova hit, The Girl from Ipanema, which served to popularize both Rio de Janeiro and the bossa nova musical style.

Largest Concert

Rod Stewart’s 1994 concert on Copacabana beach is recorded as the largest ever in the world when he performed to a crowd of 3.5 million people.

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