Rio de Janeiro

Why tourists are booking stays in Rio's favelas

Why tourists are booking stays in Rio's favelas

Ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics, accommodation offerings are diversifying in these once feared neighborhoods
Don't look down! Rio statue guy's guide to taking epic selfies

Don't look down! Rio statue guy's guide to taking epic selfies

Lee Thompson, the man behind the Rio Christ the Redeemer statue selfie, offers his top tips for taking arm's-length artworks
Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

Restaurant wish list: 15 global eateries we're dying to try in 2015

It's going to be a great year for foodies, with top restaurants exporting their brands to other countries while others open new ventures at home
iReport: Your photos of Rio de Janeiro

iReport: Your photos of Rio de Janeiro

Sure there's Christ the Redeemer, but CNN's iReporters have found a whole lot of other things to love about this amazing city
iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReport assignment: Your photos from Rio de Janeiro

iReporter Richard Romero shared with us a picture of the beach in Rio during Winter. What's your best shot of Brazil's party hub?
Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

Powerful flavor: Rio's incredible juice bars

The daily sucos is a sacred ritual in Rio, a tonic to beat the heat, get a boost of natural vitamins
Best day trips from Rio

Best day trips from Rio

Outside the Brazilian party capital lie a tropical island, a 17th-century colonial town and a beach resort for stars and surfers
Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Samba central: Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa district

Once seedy and derelict, the city's cultural heart now swings to the sounds of samba
Rio's slums the hot World Cup destination?

Rio's slums the hot World Cup destination?

Rooms in Rio's favelas could go for as little as $50 a night
Rio home owners already renting properties for World Cup 2014

Rio home owners already renting properties for World Cup 2014

One penthouse to rent for $150,000 for a month; city fears shortage of rooms
Carnival in Brazil: 9 things to know

Carnival in Brazil: 9 things to know

The world's biggest carnival kicks off this weekend. Which bloco will you join?
10 things to know before visiting Brazil

10 things to know before visiting Brazil

Brazil might be the biggest country most of the world doesn't know a whole heckuva a lot about. That's changing
Is Rio ready for the World Cup?

Is Rio ready for the World Cup?

A year before the World Cup, CNN's Pedro Pinto finds out whether Brazil's infrastructure is ready
Gallery: Rio's epic samba parade

Gallery: Rio's epic samba parade

Feathers and thongs are for amateurs -- try getting in and out of these outrageous costumes
Video: Carnival time in Rio

Video: Carnival time in Rio

CNN's Shasta Darlington on the scene in Brazil seems to be the only person not partying
CNNGo in Rio de Janeiro: Beaches, caipirinhas and... sushi

CNNGo in Rio de Janeiro: Beaches, caipirinhas and... sushi

Our monthly TV show visits the host city for the upcoming FIFA World Cup and discovers plenty to keep your feet moving
Insider Guide: Best of Rio de Janeiro

Insider Guide: Best of Rio de Janeiro

A week in the world’s party capital and you’ll come back with as many new dance moves as photos. Here’s where to get Rio’s best food, drink and, of course, suntan