56 miles of beach, and the most vibrant beach culture in the world
Nonstop party sounds, from samba shows to Carnaval bands
What To Skip
Spending too much time in Copacabana. Sadly, Rio's most famous area is also one of its most run-down.
What For:Beach + Island, Budget, Food + Wine, Nightlife
When To Go:January, February, December
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