With a sprawling ocean right in front of you, wonderful views, amazing wildlife and spectacular landscapes, Rio de Janeiro lives up to its reputation as the marvelous city; especially if you have the money to spend here. One of the most expensive cities in the world; yet a pioneer of good life, Rio de Janeiro is a gem that offers enough worth for your money and more. If you are looking for a luxury holiday here, find out where you can get the best of the best.
If you want to holiday like royalty, your stay should be in a palace. The Copacabana Palace Hotel is a landmark fit for royalty; make sure you select an Oceanview Suite for the ultimate imperial experience.
The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel with its graceful design, gracious service and grand image is another legend in this city where guests feel proud to belong. With striking views of Ipanema Beach and the Copacabana, the Sofitel makes your holiday memorable.
If style is your obsession, stay in uniquely designed rooms at the Fasano Rio. This is also a favored haunt for party lovers; the Londra lounge bar has an impressive celebrity guest list. Don't miss the rooftop swimming pool and the views from there.
The Santa Teresa hotel with its swanky Design concept image, the Marina All Suites with its excellent location and unique design and the Sheraton Rio with its exclusive beach are other options where you can get the best of luxury and location.
Romantic Rio is a fine dining haven. If you want a taste of native South American food, head over to Casa Da Feijoada; the signature dish, Feijoada is a must try when you visit Brazil. This national dish of Brazil is a rich black bean stew flavored with meat and accompanied by rice, veggies and orange slices.
Careme with its fine French cuisine, Madame Butterfly's special Sushi, Gero's incomparable Italian cuisine and the appetizing portugese food offered at Antiquarius are just a few choices for food connoisseurs.
The Le Pre Catelan restuarant at Sofitel Hotel and the Cipriani at the Copacabana Palace Hotel are popular high end options where the food as well as the service come highly recommended; make sure you make reservations in advance.
The Carnival sets the mood to Rio's "ever-ready-to-dance" atmosphere. Ipanema and Leblon have some swanky nightclubs and bars where you can dance the night away. Zero Zero, Nuth, Casa de Matriz and Fosfobox are a few known names. You could visit a bar or nightclub each night of your stay in Rio and yet by the time your holiday ends, you wouldn't have experienced all the different kinds of experiences the city has to offer.
For sightseeing, after you complete your regular beaches and city tour, take a panoramic helicopter flight to see the beauty of the marvelous city from the skies; admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer and take in the spectacular landscape of the city. Fly over to neighboring Buzios, a lovely town with exciting shopping and nightlife options.
Ipanema and Leblon are good for shoppers; the boutique shops here display the best and latest in the fashion scenario. Gemstones are a must-buy in Brazil. H Stern is a popular jewelry store that's reliable and has a good collection.
Complete your luxury holiday in Rio de Janeiro with a pampering spa massage at the Copacabana Palace Hotel Spa.
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