It is a common mistake to think of Rio as Brazil's capital, a distinction it lost on April 21st 1960 when Brasilia became the capital.
Beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, the Christ The Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue, the stadium of Maracanã and Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) are all well-known sights of what the inhabitants call the "marvelous city" (cidade maravilhosa), and are also among the first images to pop up in travelers´ minds, along with the Carnaval celebration.
People from Rio de Janeiro are called as "carioca"s.
You can see lots of local stunners with string bikinis on the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
Rio is famous for its sexy girls, its laid back beach culture and its annual carnival.
Rio de Janeiro hosted many of the 2014 FIFA World Cup games, including the final, and hosted also the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics.
One nice restaurant, Mostarda, has dancing on the 2nd floor after midnight, and there are lots of beauties. Getting in these places is much like getting in to a trendy club in NY. You will generally NOT find pros in these clubs (if you do, they are usually “off-duty” and there to dance), but it is possible to sweet talk your way into some beautiful young thing’s pants ...
if you speak Portuguese and you look like you have $$$.
There are thousands of prostitutes making the prostitution scene very famous.Independent escorts are almost invariably a bit more pricey than girls from the agencies, but many guys prefer them because these are women who have chosen to work independently, and generally have to perform well in order to garner repeat business and recommendations via word of mouth.Vila Mimosa is one of the most famous red-light areas of prostitution in the city of Rio de Janeiro.Again, if you can’t speak Portuguese, you’ll have a hard time picking up any amateurs.If you look like a guy who’s just hanging out looking for pussy, the girls will avoid you like the plague.