The people here known as 'carioca's' share a lust for life that can be heard in every samba song, seen on each sandy strip of shore and felt with every "saude", as glasses of beer clink to raise a toast.
The 'Marvellous City' is hemmed in by lush mountains that leer over the city offering staggering viewpoints of lagoons, beaches and slices of rainforest. If variety is the spice of life, then Rio's 'pimenta' roots offer a red hot mix of activities to dive into! Nightlife lovers can visit 'little africa' and witness a samba street party like no other. Active souls can hike up Pedra da Gávea, a granite rock jolting 842m above the sea, considered the largest single rock by the sea in the world.
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