TripAdvisor released their 2011 Travelers' Choice World Destinations. These awards reflect the top travel destinations worldwide as chosen by TripAdvisor users. The awards are based on criteria that include travelers' favorite places and overall destination popularity. Rio de Janeiro was considered one of the top five trip destinations in the world, behind only from Cape Town, Sidney, Machu Pichu and Paris.
This award is great to show that Rio de Janeiro is not a stereotype city of naked women, carnaval, samba and crime. Unfortunately people think Rio is a very dangerous city! Of course we have problems, just like any other big city in the world, some a little bit more, some less than us. Rio has so much to offer!!!
Rio de Janeiro is all charm and beauty. Few cities in the world have such beautiful scenery. Situated between the mountains and the sea , the "Wonderful City" welcomes visitors with open arms. Copacabana, one of Brazil's most famous beaches, is the scene of one of the greatest New Year's celebration in the world. Ipanema and Leblon are permanent attraction during the day with lots of charming stores, and it also receive many habitués at night with excellent restaurants and nigh clubs. Barra da Tijuca, Prainha and Grumari are all great for surfing, windsurfing and body boarding.
Much of Rio de Janeiro's charm emanates from the hospitality of its people. The city is made up of a diverse mix of race, creed and culture blended into the most cosmopolitan experience that any incentive destination could provide.The people in Rio are always having fun and their personalities make the city an even more wonderful place than it already is.
Visiting Rio de Janeiro is a real treat for the adventurous tourist looking to experience a friendly and interesting culture. Whether visiting the city during the popular celebrations, or just visiting at any of the other pleasant times of the year, a Rio de Janeiro vacation has the opportunity to be one of the most unforgettable vacations a traveler every takes. The city offers a number of incredible experiences including everything from wonderful food, fantastic accommodations, beautiful beaches and scenery, interesting historical sites, museums and much more.
Whenever you visit Rio de Janeiro make sure you spend more than just few days. This city has much more to offer than just the traditional sightseeing spots. Enjoy the cultural spectacles of this stunning city and experience Rio de Janeiro just like the locals do. We have a solid public transportation network of buses and subway, and many neighborhoods are very walkable. Carry a map and take taxis if you're unfamiliar with the area or traveling around at night.
Rio de Janeiro is without a doubt one of the most popularly visited spots worldwide. If you think about it, it really has it all, the mountains, beaches, arts, museums, sophisticated and bargain shopping facilities of all kinds, historical sites, and the list goes on forever. And all this you will just discover being in Rio de Janeiro, so, don't delay, travel to Brazil! Rio is 100% your place and I promise you will not be disappointed!
And don't forget that I can guide you trhough the stylish stores!!
If you have ever been to Rio, I would love to know your opinion, please leave a comment!
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