Is the second largest city in Brazil, located on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid-back beach culture and its annual carnival.
The harbor of Rio de Janeiro is comprised of a unique entry from the ocean that makes it appear to be the mouth of a river. Additionally, the harbor is surrounded by spectacular geographic features including Sugar Loaf mountain at (1,296 feet), Corcovado Peak at (2,310 feet), and the hills of Tijuca at (3,350 feet). These features work together to collectively make the harbor one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's primary tourist attraction and resort. It receives the most visitors per year of any city in South America with 2.82 million international tourists a year. The city sports world-class hotels, shopping, and restaurants. There are alot of beaches for walking and enjoying the outdoors if your looking for some exercise.
Besides being the host city for the 2014 world cup, the International Olympic committee selected Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.