View from Pão de Açúcar in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro

Golden beaches and lush mountains, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City).


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Things to Know

Leave your worries at home and embrace the Carioca way of living with these top tips from a local.

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Best Neighborhoods

Rio de Janeiro is a thriving, multicultural city and this is especially evident in its distinct and unique neighborhoods. Here's our picks of the best.

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Day Trips

See the wilderness-backed beaches, ancient sites and smaller-scale cities of Rio de Janeiro state on these top day trips from Rio de Janeiro.

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Money and Costs

Rio may not be the most budget friendly destination in South America, but these tips will help you make your reais go farther in the Marvelous City.

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As the second largest city in Brazil, Rio's size can be intimidating to visitors. Here's everything you need to know about getting around Rio de Janeiro.

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Free Things to Do

From world-famous beaches and generous green spaces to cultural centers and museums, there's plenty to do in Rio without spending a single centavo.

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Traveling with Kids

Brazil is home to a family-centric culture, and Rio de Janeiro is no exception – here's our guide to help you plan a great trip to Rio with kids.

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