By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Prestigious in location, Gávea, which translates to "topsail" in Portuguese, sits within the golden circle of the Zona Sul (South Zone). The area has a much lower ratio of foreigners than the beach-front boroughs, or even Santa Teresa, adding to the charm for many. Flanked by Leblon, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here