Rio de Janeiro today
For the visitor, Rio de Janeiro offers its natural splendour, historic monuments and architectural landmarks, its rich gastronomy and of course its enthusiastic, passionate, extremely stylish, handsome inhabitants, the Cariocas. Rio is an iconic city, vibrant, friendly, sexy, energetic, trendsetting, surprising and never dull!
The city takes pride in its myriad of unique options in accommodations, entertainment, shopping, gastronomy, sports and fitness activities from Carnival to Funk, from samba clubs in arty Lapa to high-end sushi restaurants in Leblon. In the economic field, Rio de Janeiro is the headquarters of important state and multinational companies, attracting investment in several areas such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, shipping, real estate. It is the city with the second largest GDP in Brazil and the 30th in the world.