Rio de Janeiro (state)

Beach in Búzios

Rio de Janeiro is a state in the Southeast of Brazil. It is a small coastal wedged between São Paulo to the west, Espírito Santo to the northeast, and Minas Gerais to the north. Rio de Janeiro is most famous for the sun, sand, and samba of its eponymous capital, but the state hosts a wide range of other environments, with quaint colonial villages, rugged mountain parks, lazy coastal towns, and hip beach resort destinations.

Regions

Regions of Rio de Janeiro
Northwest
A coffee-growing region in the hills near the borders with Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo
North
Serrana
Breathtaking mountains from Petropolis and Teresopolis to the northeast
Lakes Region
Coastal cities such as sophisticated Búzios and the popular Cabo Frio
Grande Rio
Includes the State's capital and neighbouring Niteroi.
Valley Region
Costa Verde (Green Coast)
Forest meets beaches, islands and history in Paraty, Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande.

Cities

Other destinations

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