Rio de Janeiro (state)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
Some of the state's regions of interest are:
- Agulhas Negras - Mountain climbing at Itatiaia
- Greater Rio (Grande Rio) - includes the State's capital and neighbouring Niteroi.
- Green Coast (Costa Verde) - Forest meets beaches, islands and history in Paraty, Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
- Lakes region (Região dos Lagos) - Coastal cities such as sophisticated Búzios and popular Cabo Frio
- Serrana - Breathtaking mountains near Petropolis and Teresopolis
- Angra dos Reis - Beautiful two hour coastline including 365 islands
- Fumaça – It is a small village on the outskirts of Resende. This small village hides some of the most beautiful (and dangerous) waterfalls in Rio.
- Itaguaí - Small suburb about 1 hour from the city
- Niterói - Just across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, go here to see Oscar Niemeyer's amazing Niteroi Museum of Contemporary Art (shaped like a UFO).
- Nova Iguaçu - Famous for its violence and crime. This city has a myth of the only Brazilian volcano (scientifically not a volcano).
- Paraty - A 18th century well-preserved colonial town on the coast, just 260km West from Rio de Janeiro on the green coast
- Penedo - A Brazilian version of "little Finland" with euro architecture, cobblestone streets, small shops and lots of trout restaurants. Just outside of Resende.
- Petrópolis - A lovely city in the tops of the mountains. A good place to cool off from the Rio sun!
- Rio de Janeiro
- Teresopolis - A very nice city in the mountains close to Rio de Janeiro
- Três Rios - Where three of the state's rivers meet. Near the border of Minas Gerais
- Volta Redonda
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