Rio de Janeiro is all about high-octane football, dancing crazily to the rhythm of Samba, experiencing breathtaking scenic beauty all around, and celebrating life to the fullest. Whether it is famous Rio Carnival or any normal time of the year, the people of Rio know how to make it grand in all possible ways. A huge collage of culture and diverse lifestyles, the Brazilian city has a character that is one of a kind in the whole world.
Looking back in time, Rio de Janeiro was founded by the Portuguese in 1565. Until early 18th century the city was invaded several times by several European clans, specially the French. Later, with the discovery of gold and other precious stones in the nearby regions, the economy started flourishing slowly. Finally, in the middle of the 18th century Rio became a significant port which exported gems and sugar. Today, it is a city of global repute where the automobiles use only ecologically safe fuel. One has to visit Rio and stay in one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro to experience its incredibly clean tropical milieu.
Languages Spoken: Portuguese (official language), English, Spanish, French.
Nearest Airports: Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.
Best Time to Visit: December - March.
Emergency Contact Number: 190, 192 and 193.