The wonderful city
'Wonderful' is the perfect word to describe Rio de Janeiro, a must-see destination for travel lovers. Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca are the main attractions if you're looking for world-famous beaches and good weather.
And you can't miss out on Christ the Redeemer, one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the World, from where you can see the whole city. Pão de Açúcar mountain is another must-see destination, an experience that starts with a cable car ride and includes the famous Morro da Urca.
Don't forget to visit Santa Teresa District, where you can admire the well-known Selarón Staircase. Maracanã Stadium is another of the city's attractions, especially for football fans.
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Golfing in Rio de Janeiro
The 2016 Olympics in Rio saw golf return to the pinnacle of global sport for the first time in 112 years. There are quite a few quality golf courses on offer including:
Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course is a new venue built for the golf tournaments of the 2016 Summer Olympics, within the Marapendi Natural Reserve in the Barra da Tijuca zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Gavea Golf & Country Club
Gávea Golf & Country Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world thanks to its location between the hills and with unforgettable views across the sea.
Located between Pedra da Gávea and Tijuca Forest, it is the most central golf course in the city and only a few meters from São Conrado beach. You will need ta sharp golf game to face its fairways with the front nine particularly challenging.
Itanhangá Golf Club (Championship)
Today, the Itanhaná club has a 27-hole golf course - 18 on the main course and a nine-hole short course. It also boasts an extensive driving range and is one of the best golf courses in Brazil. According to the American magazine Golf Digest, it is ranked amongst the hundred best courses in the world outside the USA.