Because of its many facets, Rio de Janeiro is the center of the tourism industry in Latin America. Besides the incomparable natural beauty, its history and the contagious joy of its people helped create a very special place to holiday, New Year’s Eve and Carnival.
Period in which the entire city is part and receives thousands of tourists, especially aboard cruise liners to choose from a wonderful city as the main destination for this time of year-end.
Tourists looking for a place that also offers a sophisticated infrastructure of a modern city are everything I want in Rio de Janeiro.
The fact that the city is located between a tropical forest and beaches make it a unique range of products can be offered in the same destination without traveling long distances.
Rio is a city of contrasts where the majority of colonial architecture in the city center recalls the glorious past, while the striking modern buildings provide a glimpse of the modern city. Two milestones in the landscape of the city are real postcards to people who visit the city and are known throughout the world: the Sugar Loaf and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Besides its natural beauty, the city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the major business centers in the country and is chosen as the venue for major conferences, congresses and meetings of national and international convention centers that have all their experience and infrastructure for events of international standard.
Climate and Geography:
Rio de Janeiro, includes landscapes of exceptional scenic beauty, is in the water and mountains in the Regents of the exuberant geography.
The climate is tropical, hot and humid, with local variations due to differences in altitude, vegetation and proximity to the sea, the average annual temperature is 22 centigrade, with an average daily high in summer (30 to 32) The rainfall varies from 1200 to 1800 mm annually. In the four months of so-called high summer from December to March.
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, one of the most beautiful landscapes of Rio, formed by a mirror of water with approximately 2.4 million square meters and has a heart-shaped. Margins, surrounded by parks, sporting facilities, food kiosks, trails for hiking and biking is one of the main recreational river.
Lagoa do Camorim
The largest river is the cabucu or Piraquê ending in Sepetiba Bay after a journey of 22 kilometers. The best known are: Carioca, first used in the supply of the population.
1255.3 km ² of the city of Rio de Janeiro over 37 sq km are islands. Of these, most are in the Guanabara Bay, the largest island is called Isla de Paquet, but there are also those on the Atlantic coast and the Bay of Sepetiba.
Throughout its 246,220 kilometers of its coasts are divided into three main sectors: Guanabara Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Sepetiba it. Many islands make up this section of the coast of Rio. Some beaches are important here: Ramos, Flamengo, Botafogo, Urca e Praia Vermelha.
In Rio de Janeiro have a unique archipelago in the city, which consists of a set of seven islands (the Cagarras Laje, Cagarras born Cagarras, Matías, Praça Onze, Long Palmas), located about 5 km south of the Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. In order to preserve the remains of the ecosystems of the coastal area of Atlantic forest, its beauty serves as a refuge for marine life and the area of reproduction of migratory seabirds. Other attractions are the marine mammals like dolphins, humpback whales.
How to get there?
The main interstate highways are:
BR-116 – which connects the state of Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo and southern Brazil. Known as the Via Dutra.
BR-101 – which connects the state of Rio de Janeiro to the north and north-east.
BR-040 – which connects the state of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and the center-west of the country.
Note that the BR-116 BR-101 and cut the country from north to south. The BR-116 is the “inside”, while the BR-101 is more coastal.
Buses arriving from almost all over the country to the New River Terminal, located near the bridge Rio-Niterói.
Rio has 2 main airports:
Tom Jobim International Airport – Galeão
Is in the Governor’s Island, about 20 kilometers from the city center, the reception of domestic and international flights.
Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)
Only receives flights from the air bridge Rio-São Paulo and States of the region near Rio de Janeiro. Airport concentrated aviation hangars and helicopters.
Airlines operating in the Santos Dumont Airport. sone GOL, Varig, TAM, Ocean Air, TRIP, and Passaredo.