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Rio can be as hot as its sandy beaches and also as cool as the numerous cocktails that flow freely, here we have a list tailor-made for you that consists the best from both.
1) Ilha Fiscal:
Ilha Fiscal is a neo-Gothic fort located in the Baía de Guanabara and looks like something out of a child's fantasy book. The palace is famed for the last Imperial Ball on November 9, 1889. Today it's open for guided tours.
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Location: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 - Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22470-060
3) Tandem Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro
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Get a once-in-a-lifetime experience at an exciting paragliding flight in Rio de Janeiro. Soar over the stunning landscape of the city to experience the feeling of flying with the help of experienced instructors. Book Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro tour now.
During a visit to this exciting city do not forget to try the national cocktail of Brazil. i.e. the Caipirinha. The drink is made with cachaça, sugar and lime. It is easily available in most restaurants and bars.
5) Visit the Barra da Tijuca Beach
The golden beach stretches a whopping 11 miles and will be home to a lot of Summer Olympics 2016 venues. Barra has become a Mecca to the athletic people, and draws innumerable long and shortboard surfers, kite surfers, bodyboarders and windsurfers.