Costa Verde, Brazil
To the West of Rio the city of Costa Verde can be found. This is a captivating stretch of coastline where jungled mountainsides dotted with flowering trees dive precipitously into a blue-green sea. The sinuous shoreline here presents visitors with an ever-changing panorama of bays, islands, peaks and waterfalls. Amazingly, all of this is right in Rio’s backyard: hop a bus in the morning, and you can be spending the afternoon in a tropical coastal paradise all day long. Exploring, beaches, tours, and boat rides are all right at your fingertips in this fine coastal area.