Incredibly Breathtaking Fabulous City
Rio has everything you want in a city: places to party, places to relax, incredible food, beaches, vistas, attractions, activities, cultural options (eg. visiting favelas), and absolutely breathtaking scenery. I highly recommend Rio as every moment spent there took my breath away for 2 weeks straight. Could not imagine a better place to spend a vacation.
Insider Tip:Carry belongings in a plastic bag (and leave valuables at home eg. kindle, iphone, large amounts of money) because it will help you avoid getting robbed. Visit Cantina do Gouchos on top of Santa Teresa (around the corner from Casa 579) for the best food in Rio at very cheap prices! Visit the Ipanema hippie market on Sundays for a fabulous shopping experience.