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Why fly to Rio de Janeiro?

Welcome to the land of sexy people. Whether it's the sun and warm weather or great water, people in this city are ready for the beach anytime and all the time since looking fit is just a part of the culture.

The city of Copacabana fame has moved on to greater heights, which means visiting is not cheap but is definitely worth the luxurious price. If you're in the market for a traditional Rio string bikini (yes, traditional and string bikini are an odd juxtaposition, but it just so happens to be true a la Rio) head to Ipanema's boutiques for a stunning selection of floss.

With mosaics stamped on the various streets it is truly a lovely walking and exploration city. The city is home to wonderfully original museums like the Museum of Contemporary Art.

It's not everyday you can take a jaunt through a rainforest but in Rio you can if you wish. Head to Tijuca Forest for its waterfalls and beautiful trails. A big draw for many people is the statue of Christ the Redeemer located on Corcovado Mountain.

The food in the city is delicious and hearty, head to the mother's kitchen restaurants for a healthy helping of pork and beans and cassava fried to golden perfection. and if you want real Japanese outside of Japan, Rio happens to be the place to smother yourself in delicious sashimi and tempura. Head ot some of the fruit juice bars for a dose of deliciously healthy tropical juices straight from the orchards.

Rio de Janeiro Weather

Rio is hot, hot, hot. The city bathes in the sun for most of the year. The summer months of December thought to March are in the high 30s and low 40s. Winter weather hits in June and means a drop in temperatures to a very comfortable and beach going low 20 degrees until October when the numbers start to rise again. The summers are humid due to rain showers which begin in December and are sporadic through the following few months.

When to fly to Rio de Janeiro

The warm December weather has Westerners pouring into the city for summer and that means high flight prices. February is also a hopping, busy month in Rio with the annual Carnival breaking out in its whole and results in the few flight deals that are available disappearing fast.

Off season

The winter season is not quite as busy as the rest of the year. You can find some good prices in June, the rest of the summer with its comparative cool temperatures are still quite busy. Alternatively, September and October are good times to plan a flight price friendly trip.

Getting into Rio de Janeiro

Getting from the airport to the city center is a painless ordeal in Rio de Janeiro. You can take the airport bus which will get you to your hotel. Public bus service is also available and will take you through various areas of the city for an early crash course on the city's districts. If you're staying outside of the hopping hotel and tourist area grab one of the taxis located outside of the airport terminal.

Getting around Rio de Janeiro

Hop on the subway and cruise the downtown. The bus service in the city is extensive and will get you pretty much anymore you want to go in the city. You can grab a metered taxi on the streets. If the meter isn't running don't get going unless you've hammered out a fare price or just get out and take one that is metered.

Insider Guide

  • Start your trip off on the right foot with a traditional breakfast. The sumptuous fruit choices will include papaya and mango, balancing out the sweetness of these delectable fruits are savory hams and cutting cheeses. Bring it all together with a cup of strong locally grown Brazilian coffee and you will be full of energy to start you Rio touring.
  • Learn a new sport while you are in Rio. Head to Ipanema beach for a round of football. The volleyball football concoction is enjoyed by locals on the beach, so step up and show your skills or just take it in for the fun of it. Wrap up the game with a round of ice cold beers, which are served up and down the beach by travelling bartenders if you will.
  • Take a day trip to Ilha Fiscal. This island is home to a 19th century castle that rings of old Rio essence. The trip there on a schooner is an adventure in itself and when you get to the island you can join a tour guide group that will show you the finer points of the little piece of land floating in the sea.
  • Take a scenic trip on cable cars up to Pao de Acucar. Get prepared for stunning views once you get to the top of the mountain, you will see the whole of Rio sitting in an open palm. The cable car stops in Morro de Urca, and if you are lucky enough to go on a day when there is a concert taking place there, stay awhile and enjoy music mid mountain before continuing your trek to the top.
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