The southern part of Rio de Janeiro is home to many excellent hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and of course, the legendary Copacabana beach.

Thousands of people flock here daily to enjoy this beautiful place, whether they are exercising, roller-skating, jogging, cycling, simply taking a stroll or just relaxing on the warm sands you, will meet a wide variety of them speaking various different languages from varying social backgrounds.

There are a wide variety of activities here including volleyball, beach football, and exercise training equipment, the list goes on. The beach is served by many small beach bars offering small dishes with a variety of beverages while the restaurants offer delicious Brazilian cuisine, at very reasonable prices.

There is also a wide variety of street entertainment to be found here and various traders selling bracelets, shirts, towels, drinks and other items that make ideal gifts for you to take home.

To find out the best time to visit South America and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Gina our South American luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100