The seaside city of Rio Janeiro is famous for its Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its peak and 124 foot Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. The city is also known for its sprawling shanty-towns and raucous Carnival festivities.
Everyone knows how much Brazilians love to party, if you have been to Rio before, your impression would probably be that all they do here is have non-stop beach parties. When it comes to beachfront parties no other South American country barely come close to Rio with live music from the streets to the beach, bars, restaurants and numerous music venues sprawled out on the shores of Copacabana. If you can make the trip, travel to Rio for their annual free New Year's Eve bash, and see thousands of Brazilians and tourist flock the streets of Rio, the city is completely shut down to bring out all the glitz and glamour for this week-long dance and music festival, it is quite a spectacle.