Anyone visiting the city of Rio de Janeiro in November, December, January or February shouldn't miss the sunsets in Arpoador. The first sunset of the year is the most special, with people - locals and tourists alike - thronging the Rock and promenade, cheering and applauding the magical moment when the sun touches the water.
The city of Rio de Janeiro is well known for its natural beauty, and there's in no shortage of views to admire. This is undoutedly one of the best places to admire the landscape, located in Alto da Boa Vista. From here you can see some of the city's main attractions - Christ the Redeemer, the Sugarloaf, the bay of Guanabara, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Las Cagarras Islands, and more.
On the site is a charming Chinese bamboo pagoda. The name comes from the Chinese farmers from the Portuguese colony of Macao, who arrived in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the nineteenth century. The easiest way to get here is by car or taxi from the South Zone; there are also some bus lines in place, and for those who want to take the risk, you can climb on foot or by bike. Highly recommended to see the beautiful landscape of Rio de Janeiro.
Who would have thought that you could find such a wonder in a favela. It is an unforgettable place. It is a private home and a roof-top terrace in front of the Rio beaches. On either side, there are huge mountain walls. And even closer, a favela, with its thousands of labyrinthine streets.