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A serious mix of cultures, ethnicity and colour populates this huge country, with European, African, Amerindian and every imaginable combination of these races. Although as high as half the population is black, there are communities of Spaniards, Italians, Germans and Lebanese Arabs living in harmony in the country.

The music, which is the heartbeat of Rio, is mainly due to the influence of the slaves brought over from Angola or Mozambique in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The world famous 'Carnival' is directly due to influence of the black population. The huge holiday resort that is Rio has an overall population of ten million who go about their daily affairs under the benign gaze of the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing high above the city on the back of the Corcovado Mountain.

Equally famous are the beaches of Rio. Who has not heard of the Copacabana or Ipanema beaches? They must be the most renowned sands in the world. There are other attractions in Rio, such as the Botanical Gardens, parks and the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeria, a beautiful little colonial church. Should the need to see more of Rio than just its famous beaches and bars, there is always the Bonde de Santa Teresa, a cable car that carries passengers across the soaring viaduct from Lapa to Santa Teresa, where you can disembark, or continue to the top of the hill where the view is matchless.

There is accommodation available to suit every budget, from top class hotels to backpacker hostels. Therefore, if you are here on a package tour with a group, or a family or travelling on your tod, Rio will welcome you with arms as wide open as Christ the Redeemer's are. Population for the city of Rio De Janeiro is around 6,023,742
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil beach guides .
  • Abrico Beach  
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  • Ipanema Beach  
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Most popular hotels in Rio De Janeiro based on user confidence
  • Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Just one block from Ipanema Beach and within walking distance of Copacabana, the Ipanema Plaza has a rooftop terrace with swimming pool and amazing views of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Arena Copacabana Hotel
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Perfectly located in the centre of Copacabana Beach, this modern hotel offers amazing ocean views from most of its rooms and the top-floor pool terrace.
  • Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Situated on the oceanfront of Copacabana Beach, the 4-star Windsor Excelsior Hotel offers astonishing views of the coast and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Hotel Praia Ipanema
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Located on the seafront of the charming Ipanema Beach, the 4-star Praia Ipanema Hotel offers bright and tastefully decorated rooms with balconies that overlook the ocean.
  • Acapulco Copacabana Hotel
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    The Acapulco Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Copacabana beach, next to the Morro do Leme. The nearest underground station is a short walk away. There is free internet.
  • Copacabana Rio Hotel
    Hotel Class: 3 stars
    This 3-star hotel has a rooftop swimming pool with breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro's famous Copacabana Beach, which is only a block away. Free internet access is available.

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