Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, and is the jewel of this South American nation. Rio de Janeiro means ‘River of January’ in English, which is enchanting in itself. Known to some as ‘The Marvelous City’, you will be hard pressed to find a location more breathtaking, and a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro is the perfect opportunity to get to know the city. Beaches, rain forests, the sea, and jagged cliffs come together to cradle this lively, multicultural city where the urban environment seems to rise up from nature. Passion, action, and fiery romance abound, making a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro nothing short of ideal.
Famous for their passionate nature and love of dancing and celebration, the 6 100 000 residents of Rio de Janeiro will infect you with their hunger for life. If you’re planning a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you’d best be prepared for a wild ride! Boasting too many culinary and entertainment options to choose from, every variety of traveler will find a place in Rio de Janeiro. Quiet days by the beach and loud nights on the town are both on offer for your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro. And don’t forget that the 2016 Olympic Games will be hosted by the city as well.
Planning a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro? Add these to your (long) list of things to do!
- One of the tallest statues in the world is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands on Hunchback Mountain. Next to admiring the statue, you can also admire the view.
- Copacabana Beach is famous around the world, with an infinite number of bars, clubs, and restaurants being named after it. The action never stops along this 4 km stretch of sand, so stop by for a piece!
- Sugar Loaf Mountain offers amazing sunsets that bring visitors from all over the world. Take a cable car, or hike up if you’re feeling fit!
When to go:
The temperature is something to keep in mind while planning your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro. With summer temperatures reaching around 30 plus degrees Celsius in Brazil, it’s not the time of year for everyone. December through February are also the busiest months for tourists, and you’ll be paying more and likely seeing less. If you do plan your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro for this time, make sure you book far in advance and always make reservations. For the best weather, and a little more peace, visit Rio de Janeiro in the winter. Temperatures will be hot but pleasant, and some of the tourist crowd will have dispersed.
TAM Brazilian Airlines operate flights from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Flights have 1-2 stops and take approximately 27 hours.
The Brazilian Real, however the US Dollar is widely used.
Newlyweds from Australia hoping to spend their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. You must carry a passport valid for at least six months past your departure date, as well as a return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds. You’ll land at Galeão International Airport, which is located 20 km outside of the city centre, and from there you can take a taxi to your final destination. During your stay, you can choose to make use of public transportation (buses, taxis, and the subway), or rent a car and drive yourself. Both options require a bit of an adventurous spirit!
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