The service was very warm and welcoming. We stayed in Ipanema beach area at this Air BnB. Make sure to make your restaurant reservation at 8pm and you will have no problem getting a table at any restaurant. Christ the Redeemer looking over Rio - we took this picture while on our heli ride! Parque Nacional da Tijuca Just a small part of the extensive Atlantic rain forest that once covered the Brazilian coast, this sq km national park is packed with plant and animal life and offers some challenging hikes and great views amid verdant jungle. Most visitors take the two-stage aerial cable car to the top, though others rely on ropes, reliable shoes and plenty of perspiration to reach the top.
I know, it freaking sucks!
Rio beach girls
Go early to beat the crowds. Christ the Redeemer was another highlight of our trip. I have been dreaming of visiting Rio De Janeiro since I was a little girl. In the evening, outdoor restaurants near the lake's edge make a fine setting for a sundowner, particularly Palaphita Kitchwith its gardenlike setting, bamboo furniture and tasty cocktails. Brazilian people eat late, usually the hottest time to be in a restaurant is