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Why Go?

56 miles of beach, and the most vibrant beach culture in the world

Nonstop party sounds, from samba shows to Carnaval bands

A superlative skyline, including the iconic Sugarloaf and Corcovado's statue of Christ

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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