Hot travel destinations in Brazil

Are you thinking about traveling to Brazil or will you just be imagining that you're there as you watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Here are some of the hottest travel destinations that will make you wish you could take a vacation immediately.

Copacabana Beach


Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach: Often referred to as the world's most famous beach, Copacabana is three miles long and is lined with countless attractions for locals and visitors.

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Often referred to as the world's most famous beach, Copacabana is three miles long and is lined with countless attractions for locals and visitors. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP)



Christ the Redeemer


The 98 foot tall Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer: Perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Rio de Janeiro, this 98 foot statue is located at the peak of the 2,300 foot tall Corcovado mountain.

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Perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks in Rio de Janeiro, this 98-foot statue is located at the peak of the 2,300 foot tall Corcovado mountain. (Photo by adamreeder/Flickr)



Iguazu Falls


Iguazy Falls in between Argentina and Brazil

Iguazu Falls: These beautiful waterfalls are of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná.

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These beautiful waterfalls are of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paran. (Photo by doug88888/Flickr)



Ipanema Beach


Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ipanema Beach: This is the famous beach in Rio de Janeiro that inspired the classic song 'The Girl from Ipanema,' a beach so beautiful people applaud to the sunset in the summer.

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This is the famous beach in Rio de Janeiro that inspired the classic song 'The Girl from Ipanema,' a beach so beautiful that people applaud to the sunset in the summer. (Photo by over_kind_man/Flickr)



Praia Vermelha (Red Beach)


Praia Vermelha (Red Beach)

Praia Vermelha (Red Beach): This is possibly the most idyllic beach of Rio. This tiny oasis of quietness and beauty got its name because it becomes flushed with red at sunsets.

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This is possibly the most idyllic beach of Rio. This tiny oasis of quietness and beauty got its name because it becomes flushed with red at sunsets. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP)



Salvador de Bahia
Salvador de Bahia: The "City of the Holy Savior of the Bay of all Saints"

Salvador de Bahia: The "City of the Holy Savior of the Bay of all Saints" is known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its countless popular outdoor parties.

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The "City of the Holy Savior of the Bay of all Saints" is known as Brazil's capital of happiness due to its countless popular outdoor parties including its street carnival, one of the largest in the world. (Photo by anlopelope/Flickr)



Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain: This beautiful 1,299-foot peak situated in Rio de Janeiro is at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Sugarloaf Mountain: This beautiful 1,299-foot peak situated in Rio de Janeiro is at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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This beautiful 1,299-foot peak situated in Rio de Janeiro is at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by digo_souza/Flickr)



The Tijuca Forest
The Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca Forest: This 12.4-square-mile rainforest, claiming to be the largest urban forest, is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction.

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This 12.4-square-mile rainforest, claiming to be the largest urban forest, is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife -- many of which are threatened by extinction. (Photo by sakkewiik/Flickr)



Vista Chinesa


Vista Chinesa: This monument is located at about 1,246 feet high in the Tijuca Forest and is famous for its oriental style gazebo and spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro.

Vista Chinesa: This monument is located at about 1,246 feet high in the Tijuca Forest and is famous for its oriental style gazebo and spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro.

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This monument is located at about 1,246 feet high in the Tijuca Forest and is famous for its oriental style gazebo and spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP)
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