As the sun rose over Guanabara Bay in Rio, I looked out at the sea and the mountains from the breakfast patio. I was moved by the quiet beauty. I knew that in a little while, the serene peace would be broken by the floods of tourists coming to the beach and/or jogging along the paved sidewalk by the sand.
I looked out and saw in the distance Sugarloaf Mountain. I recalled my trip up to the top on the 2 cable cars. ( I couldn't help but remember the James Bond movie, " Moonraker" and the fight scene in the cable car).
At the top, the views were unparalleled. I saw the hills and mountains all around, the famous Copacobanan beach, the Christo Rei statue on Corcovado Mountain, and the grand city of Rio.
Sugarloaf is one of Rio's top attractions and it's easy to see why. The views are amazing and the ride up or down is an adventure.
If you like to take photos or videos, this is a perfect spot to use your camera.
Sugarloaf Mountain is one of Rio's sites that you really don't want to miss. Schedule into your itinerary at least a half day on Sugarloaf while in this exciting city. Some say that the best time to go is at dusk or sunset to watch the lights of the city come on and set Rio aglow.
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