Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sunny beaches, world-famous parties and breathtaking views make this a popular destination for young and young-at-heart lovers. Take a cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain, or tour up Corcovado Mountain to see the city at the base of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Head to Samba City for some dancing, or visit the many museums and galleries in the city.
And there’s no shortage of reasons to celebrate. While one of the most famous events is the annual Carnaval, New Year’s celebrations also bring out locals and travellers alike to celebrate at the Copacabana beach, and this year marks the city’s 445th birthday in March. Watch for bonfire festivals on feast days in June, and there are sporting events throughout the year including cycling, boating and the annual marathon.
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