Top Places To Visit 15 Spots
Copacabana is the most famous beach in the world. This spot has lost little of its mystique and charm over the years, as it is still one of the most visited place in Rio. The seascape blending into the cityscape, and the wonderful backdrop of mountains, makes for a uniquely ethereal experience visually. A sun seeker's paradise always, Copacabana, and its sister Ipanema, have come to symbolize the jet set mistique or Rio de Janeiro. Some say this is the best place to experience the carioca spirit, the essence of the city. Lined with restaurants, hotels, and surrounded by the vibrant night life of Rio, no visitor could possible avoid (even if they wanted to) this legendary spot.
This beautiful beach was made famous through a popular song: The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. Ipanema Beach also has a very good location, near Copacabana Beach, but it is very distinct from its neighbor. The Ipanema beach features world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes and is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio.