Easily the most famous city in South America, Rio de Janeiro is a household name when it comes to conversations surrounding Brazil and it’s easy to see why. From the beautiful beaches that have inspired songs to the historic hillsides dotted with buildings from when Rio de Janeiro was still the capital city of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is a must visit city for anyone traveling through South America.
- What to do: Spend a day sipping on Caipirinhas on Copacabana Beach, enjoy the nightlife and samba schools in Lapa, visit the Selaron Staircase, take a tour up to Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous Cristo Redentor monument.
- Restaurants: Belmonte Bar Rua Domingos Ferreira, 242. Boulangerie Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 920.
- Where to Stay: Hotel Rio Othon Palace, Av. Atlântica, 3264 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.