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Things to do in Rio for the Olympics

Things to do in Rio for the Olympics

As the world-wide event, AKA the Olympics, returns again to our screens after many years, we thought we’d put together our favourite places to go and see in Rio, which is hosting the games. Whether it’s visiting Rio’s top tourist attractions or the Olympics itself we have the perfect destinations for you.

When visiting Rio De Janerio, it is imperative that you go and visit the Rio Carnival. It’s full of colour, music, joy, and wild, wonderful and wacky costumes! It is an annual four-day celebration of samba and colour held 40 days before Easter. Even if you’re not planning to go to Rio De Janerio for the Olympics, you should definitely make sure you go around Easter time.

Copacabana Beach is one of the world’s most famous beaches. It is surrounded by bars, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs and also offers stunning views from afar. It’s the perfect place to people-watch, play football or volleyball and most importantly soak up the rays!

Why not visit Sugarloaf Mountain? It’s Rio’s top tourist attraction, with the beautiful views over Rio and its surrounding beaches. Sugarloaf’s summit is reached by a glass-walled cable car that has been in operation since 1912.

You could even visit the Maracanã Stadium where the Olympics 2016 will be taking place. Even if you’re not visiting for the Olympics you could always go when the large celebrations are over! It’s quite a spectacular stadium.

Christ the Redeemer is the iconic Christ statue which represents Rio De Janerio. Welcoming you with his arms open wide, overlooking the summit of Corcovado.

Rio Scenarium is there for people who enjoy a nocturnal life. The premier nightspot is famous for its Samba as well as a wide range of antiques on display throughout the three floors.

Also, whilst you’re in Rio, don’t forget the infectious party atmosphere! It’s a definite must for party animals.

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