A Room With a View in Rio de Janeiro

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the most distinctive features when it comes to real estate in Rio is the amount of developed and expensive property that lies within the confines of the city's beaches, and lowlands. In contrast, the spectacularly beautiful mountain hillsides brimming with lush, green vegetation are largely undisturbed save for the occasional favela creeping up the banks of the valleys. The result is that unless you live inside a favela, or go sightseeing from Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?