Rio de Janeiro is known for its feisty ambiance thanks to the colorful fests and activities it features the year round. It is the ideal place to unwind, if you are looking for a vacation where you want to shake a leg to some Brazilian music, or participate in the famous Rio carnival. Those looking for recreation and fun can explore the famous Tijuca forest, or simply laze around on the famous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema. Although Rio is a place where the fun doesn't seem to stop, visitors must be careful while touring the city, as it is known to have a high crime rate. Some of the famous tourist spots in Rio are the Christ the Redeemer statue on the beautiful Corcovado mountain, the Maracana football stadium, and also the cable car at Sugarloaf Mountain.
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