Rio's Corcovado watches over its Sugarloaf Mountain
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is one of the main gateways to the country, and is one of a handful of cities in Latin America which really shouldn't be missed. The iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over the city, looking out over Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain, and all the different bays, beaches and islands give Rio one of the most physically beautiful settings of any city in the world.