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Top 10 cities outside Rio de Janeiro Capital

Top 10 cities outside Rio de Janeiro Capital

Rio de Janeiro is not a city to stay only few days. You can stay one month to visit all the Nice places out of the capital of Rio. Below we listed the 10 best places out Rio de Janeiro to know. And for sure is missing some others.

Petrópolis

60 km from Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis is located on the hills with Nice weather and a calm life, totally different from Rio de Janeiro. One Day is enough if you want to see Just the historical part. If you want to enjoy the gastronomy area of Itaipava and the Serra dos Orgaos National Park better you stay more time.

Days to stay there: 2 days

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Penedo

Penedo has na amazing restaurants and hotels around the beautiful mountains of Rio. Also is located near of the Itatiaia National park one of the Wonders of Rio de Janeiro. Place of the finland colonization in Rio also reserves great waterfalls around the area.

Days to stay there: 2 days

Vassouras

If you want to travel in the time of the coffee, Vassouras is the right place. With many historical coffee farms, today recieve tourists and students to understand a bit one of the most important times on our history. The Best time to visit is in July when happens the “Festival do vale do Café” with music and culture.

Days to stay there: 2 days

Top 10 cities to visit outside Rio de Janeiro Capital

Ilha grande

Ilha Grande is the biggest Island of Angra dos Reis. In a area covered for Atlantic Forest and amazing beaches also offers nice ghesthouses and hostels.The main beach is the Abraao where is located the hostels and restaurants. But if you prefer quiet and silence stay the best place is in Palmas or Aventureiro. For a tour we indicate the boat tour around the island where you can see the Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde and also the Aventureiro Beach. Other attractions that you cant miss Ilha Grande is the Lopes Mendes Beach. You can do a walk from Abraao Beach crossing nice beaches like Pouso and Palmas (Around 3 hours of treckking) until Lopes Mendes. Also try to go to the Cachoeira da Feiticeira and Feiticeira Beach near of Abraao.

Days to stay there: 3 days

Paraty

The Colonial city of Paraty is other city out of the capital of Rio de Janeiro that you need to see. History, Culture and Nature in the same place. Also Save a time to drink na artesanal cachaça and enjoy amazing beaches and watterfalls. The tip is: The first Day do the traditional boat tour around the islands with the lunch included. The second Day do the jeep tour around the waterfalls to feel the energy of the Rivers. Third day go to the Sono Beach to enjoy one of the Best desert beaches with watterfall of Brazil. And to finish the list you need to visit Trindade. This is a lost paradise in Brazil.

Days to stay there: 4 days

Top 10 cities to visit outside Rio de Janeiro Capital

Búzios

The Saint Tropez of Rio de Janeiro enchanted Bigitte Bardot and also Will enchants you. With 8 kilometers of beaches Buzios recieves tourists from all parts crazies to enjoy the place. Don`t forget to do the boat tour and see the Geriba Beach, Joao Fernandes and Tartaruga.

Days to stay there: 2 days

Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo is located 160 km far of Rio de Janeiro with amazing beaches and one nice sunset. With the most beatiful sea color of Rio the paradise is located close Búzios and Cabo Frio and also offers nice beaches like Prainha, Forno, the Gruta Azul and the Lagoa Azul. Also the place is one of the best for diving.

Days to stay there: 2 days

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Niterói

Second city with more constructions of Oscar Niemeyer, Niterói is famous because of the Nice views, arts, beaches and the sea food. In a tour to Niteroi you can`t miss the Art Contemporany Museum, the City Park and also the Camboinhas Beaches. Other pointed that we recommend to visit is the Fish Market of Niteroi. The Smile-city is one of the best cities outside Rio de Janeiro to enjoy.

Days to stay there: 1 day

Macae – Sana

Former hippie area today sana is the perfect place do scape from the croncrete jungle. With many waterfalls and sice climate around the mountains the Sana reserves great attractions like the Cachoeira do Pai and Cachoeira da Mae and also the long walk to the Peito do Pombo Top View.

Days to stay there: 2 days

Visconde de Maua

Located in one of the high areas of Rio de Janeiro, Visconde de Maua is located between the states of Rio, São Paulo and Minas. All around of many waterfall and places to relax for sure gonna make you more in Love by Rio de Janeiro. The main attractions of Visconde de Maua are the Cachoeira Santa Clara, Poço das Antas, Poçinho e Poção da Maromba.

Days to stay there: 3 days

 

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