Please wait

Must-see sights in Rio de Janeiro

Feb, 25 || No Comments |

Few cities have such an evocative name as Rio de Janeiro. From its legendary carnivals to its beautiful beaches, Rio de Janeiro is something of a fun-lover’s paradise.

So if you’re looking to head to the magnificent city for an exotic excursion, or even an online bet at the Rio 16 Olympics, here’s a checklist of some must-see sights in Rio de Janeiro.

Beautiful scenery

From the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that stands atop of the towering Corcovado mountain, to the the lush tropical forests that fringe the city, Rio de Janeiro is a city that’s abundant in spectacle and life.

And one of the first places to check out is to hit one of the city’s golden beaches. The legendary Ipanama beach is renowned for providing a playground for the body beautiful – be sure to check out the beach volleyball championship in March – and it also has many chic shops and cafes to explore in this quietly exclusive area.

Rio Christ

Sporting fever


Brazil is unparalleled for its sporting enthusiasm, and from the beaches of Copacabana to the massive Macarenã stadium, it’s clear to see that for Rio’s citizens, football is something of a religion. In particular, the Brazilian Cup is the main domestic competition and will see famous Rio sides such as Vasco de Gama, Botafogo and Flamengo competing to reach the final at the end of the year.

But the city gets to experience sporting passion of a different kind in August, when the Olympic Games comes to town to provide a dazzling showcase of track and field excellence. The event always attracts a good deal of online betting activity, so be sure to head to to find out all of the latest athletics news, tips and information about this iconic event.

Musical delights

Rio de Janeiro is a city that has its own rhythm with the captivating samba beat being heard all over town. In particular, the Lapa district is a hotbed of samba rhythms and will quickly get you into the groove of this mesmerising and deeply musical city.

Rio de Janeiro Samba

And June’s Bonfire Festival provides a good bet for hearing some of the traditional north-eastern accordion music as communities dress as farmers and engage in the hair-raising spectacle of jumping over the bonfire.

So whether you’re investigating the online betting options for the Rio 16 Olympics, or planning your swimwear look for Ipanema beach, there’s plenty discover and enjoy in Rio de Janeiro.


Related post:  Explore Buenos Aires, Argentina in the Best Way Possible

Images credit (under CCL) by order:  Nicolas de CamaretPortoBay Hotels & ResortsXavier Donat

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Travel Channel

Follow me on Twitter

Recent Posts from The Adventures Of Greg Jacobs

5 Tips to Handle Your Phone While Traveling Abroad

5 Tips to Handle Your Phone While Traveling Abroad

Traveling brings great joy in life because it enable us to encounter and experience new things, some of which are fascinating in our lives. Through traveling, we reach new destination, interact with new people and even explore new ecological niches. As we explore new environments, we reach different cultures which most of them leave a …

Ski To Your Heart’s Content In Courchevel Le Praz

Ski To Your Heart’s Content In Courchevel Le Praz

Positioned on a plateau above the Bozel valley, the charming traditional mountain village of Courchevel Le Praz is a tourist and ski lover’s paradise. Courchevel Le Praz offers great skiing opportunities as well as some luxe and well equipped chalets to make your stay a comfortable one. If you too are looking to book a …

Exploring The Best of Norway

Exploring The Best of Norway

As Norway is quite far up in the Northern part of the world, we have always envisioned it to be some mystical place, dominated by endless ice and glaciers. Norway’s western coastline is full of lush forests and fjords amongst quaint yet quirkily painted houses. The sailing route too is immensely popular owing to the …

Top Tips for First Time Backpackers

Top Tips for First Time Backpackers

Backpacking has become one of those daring travels you do when the normal traveling becomes a bit mundane. Yeah, how can travel become mundane? There are lots of countries to visit and people to meet that is far from boring. But you see, it all boils down to how you experience these places and the …

5 Great Reasons To Visit Miami

5 Great Reasons To Visit Miami

For such a unique city, Miami, Florida seems to get overshadowed by other American destinations. Cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles often command more attention, and even those in search of coastal getaways find other options. On the West Coast that might mean San Diego or Seattle, both of which possess unique and …