Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics

It's hard to believe that the much anticipated 2012 Summer Olympic Games have come and gone.  The ceremonies, the athletes and the amazing stories of perseverance and determination kept us riveted to our TV and computer screens for two weeks.  London was in the spotlight, showcasing its beautiful architecture, landscape and hospitality.  Basking in the afterglow of an amazing Olympic Games, it's easy to look at this destination and want to travel.

As fabulous as London was with the amazing cityscape and unforgettable destinations, it's hard to not get a little bit excited about the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in fabulous Rio de Janeiro!!  Rio is known for their unforgettable carnivals, unspoiled beaches,  awe-inspiring landscape, mouth watering food and a rather large Art Deco statue of Christ atop Corcovado Mountain.  With so much to do and so much to see, there are a few hotels that you could stay if you wanted to see Rio well befire he Olympics.

Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro - Ipanema
With the beaches being a main reason to embark to Rio, Ipanema Beach is a must see.  This beachfront gem has attributes perks that will make it hard to resist.  Sit on the beach in a lounge chair and enjoy fresh fruit or stay in your room and enjoy your view of the sea.  It also has one of the city's finest Italian restaurants on the premises and is within walking distance to boutiques and restaurants. 

Copacabana Palace Hotel
If you visit Rio, a stay at The Copacabana Palace Hotel on Copacabana beach seems like a must.  This star studded iconic hotel has been visited by stars and royalty.  With the many perks that WhataHotel! offers, you are sure to feel like both during your visit.  Spend your day on Copacabana beach or by their magnificent swimming pool.  Either way, your stay will be memorable. 

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Want to stay in the heart of the famous Ipanema beach but also be within walking distance to the most charming neighborhood in Rio?  You can't go wrong with the Hotel Fasano!  As if location weren't enough to make this site unbeatable, our site's added perks make it hard to resist.  Take a stroll to the roof and lounge by the rooftop swimming pool while overlooking the amazing beach and listening to the surf. 

Although it might be a tough decision on where to stay, traveling now would give you an opportunity to see the city before the hustle and bustle of the 2016 Olympic Games.  If you go now, you're bound to fall in love with this amazing city, and you might just want to return again during the celebration in 2016.  Either way, you can't go wrong visiting the stunning Rio!

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