holidays to rio

Holidays to Rio de Janeiro & Buzios

With the magnificent Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado gazing over the city, the azure sea below and jungle-clad mountains in the background, the views of the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City) are little short of breathtaking. A Rio de Janeiro trip affords the opportunity to experience one of South America’s most vibrant and stunningly beautiful cities.

GOOD TIME TO VISIT: all year round

At its heart, Rio is truly a beach city with some of the most famous stretches of sand in the world such as Ipanema and Copacabana, Brazil beaches are the best in the world. You can spend the day here and enjoy the sun and the warm tropical waters, and with excellent nightlife on offer and a huge variety of bars, restaurants and clubs there is something to suit all tastes in a Rio de Janeiro trip.

On a holiday to Rio, you can feel the energy in a riot of colour and festivity and join in on the party at the annual Carnaval celebrations. Or if you are looking for something a little more refined, a night out at the elegant Teatro Municipal is a must. Just south of the city lies Paratí, among the prettiest and best preserved colonial towns in Brazil.

It’s also a great chance to explore the Costa Verde’s islands and beaches while on holidays in Rio. To the east lies Buziós, one of the most popular resorts Brazil, and known as “Brazil’s St. Tropez”, a place of great natural beauty, it is the place to see and be seen. And finally to the north lies Ouro Preto with its beautiful Baroque churches nestled in the foothill of Minas Gerais.

Vila d'Este is a fabulous property located  within walking distance of some of Buzios' most spectacular beaches.

Vila d’Este is a fabulous property located within walking distance of some of Buzios’ most spectacular beaches.

holidays to Rio

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Brazil Profile

Size
120 times Ireland
Population
190 million
Capital
Brasilia (3 million)
Other Main Cities
São Paulo (20m), Rio de Janeiro (11m), Belo Horizonte (6m)
Currency
Brazilian Reais
Climate
Tropical, South of Rio: Subtropical
Language
Portuguese
Time Difference
GMT -2 to -5
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau