To many people around the world, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is known as the land of warm weather, beautiful people and a rich culture. As a result, the number of international visitors coming to this tropical paradise rose almost 5.5 percent from 2010 to 2011 – to total approximately 5.4 million people.
If you're thinking about planning your next vacation in this unique city, you're certainly in for a special treat. For some suggestions on where to stay, eat and visit, read over the suggestions below:
Accommodations – Hotel Santa Teresa
If you're interest in staying in a hotel that is considered one of the most luxurious places in all of South America, then look no further than the five-star Hotel Santa Teresa. It's located in the middle of Rio's chic historical and cultural district. It's also just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach, but far enough away that you aren't surrounded by rowdy beach goers.
Dining – La Fiduca
This dining establishment has earned a reputation as one of the most romantic and classy spots in all of Rio. Here, you can order classic Brazilian dishes like feijoada and the freshest seafood in all of the land. If you make a reservation here, you should definitely consider eating the grilled salmon filet served with linguini and a creamy Cipollotto sauce.
Fun – Studio RJ
Brazilians everywhere, especially those living in Rio are known for their love of a good time. After a delicious dinner, put yourself in the middle of all the action Rio is so famous for and visit Studio RJ. Bands from the area are always performing concerts here, playing carnival music and what is known as street band music.
After arriving in Rio, don't hassle yourself with cheap, cramped cabs or attempt to drive. Instead, rely on Hermes Worldwide, an executive transportation service. Their experienced chauffeurs know where they are going and can pick you up and take you anywhere in the city that you want to go.