Rio de Janeiro has history and many 'local specialities'
People planning adventure holidays may wish to visit Rio de Janeiro, as it is Brazil's "most vibrant city", according to Charlotte Civil.
Writing on the Trip Ideas travel advice website after visiting the city, Ms Civil said that the "famous white sands" of Copacabana beach are breathtaking.
Ms Civil suggested that travellers on adventure holidays find time to visit the Brazilian city's local eateries and beach-based watering holes, to take in the history of the area.
"Brazil's most vibrant city is filled with hotels, restaurants and beach bars. Local specialities include agua de coco (coconut water) and national drink caipirinha, a potent but delicious blend of limes, cachaca, sugar and ice," she said.
"There are historic forts at both ends of the beach with Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, at the south and 18th-century Forte Duque de Caxias to the north, framed by Sugarloaf Mountain."
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil - behind the south-eastern giant Sao Paulo - and the third-largest in the sixth largest in both Americas.