When visiting Brazil, there are few cities more beautiful to stay in than Rio de Janerio. This area is well-known for its pure-white sandy beaches, and vivid green mountains. Arguably the most iconic landmark in the entire city is Christ the Redeemer, which is located at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Visitors can check out the famous paintings of the Museu de Arte Moderna, or enjoy a lunch outdoors in Ruin Park.
The city of Rio de Janerio is split up into three sectors; north, center and south. Within these three sectors are popular neighborhoods, one of the most notable being Praca XV in the center. This is the city's old waterfront area where a number of former emperors resided. However, it is the Santa Teresa neighborhood that brings in the most visitors. This area offers many attractions, including the Museu Chacara do Ceu, and staying in a hotel around this area will provide you with easy access to attractions.
Rio de Janerio has a very active nightlife, particularly in the neighborhood of Lapa. This happening area is known as the "Montmartre of the Tropics." There are many restaurants located throughout Rio de Janerio, including some that serve local favorites and classic Brazilian-style cuisine. However, international-inspired dishes are served in some eateries, for travelers who cannot get into the local flavor.