Brazil - Rio De Janeiro State (PDF Chapter)
This is the Rio de Janeiro State chapter from Lonely Planet’s Brazil guide-book.
If you thought Rio was just a city, think again! Right next door, the equally enticing state of Rio de Janeiro is home to some of Brazil’s greatest treasures, all within an easy one- to four-hour journey from the Cidade Maravilhosa.
- surf the south shore’s wild waves, or chill at the floating bar in a tranquil cove nearby, on the Ilha Grande
- glide across the polished wood floors of Brazil’s 19th-century imperial palace in Petrópolis, or discover the wild splendour of neighboring Parque Nacional Serra dos Órgãos
- snorkel, swim, hike to remote coastal villages, or learn to cook gourmet Brazilian food in the beautifully preserved historic coastal town of Paraty
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Ilha Grande & Vila do Abraão, Paraty Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Petrópolis, Teresópolis, Nova Friburgo, Saquarema, Arraial do Cabo, Búzios
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