Exploring the Best Waterfalls in Rio de Janeiro

From the remote and crystalline Cachoeira do Mendanha, in Zona Oeste, to the popular Cachoeira dos Primatas, in Zona Sul, Rio's waterfalls can be the perfect refreshing escape one is looking for this summer.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Rio’s scorching summer sun and crowded beaches, this time of year can drive some Cariocas and even visitors a bit crazy. Luckily Rio’s lush environment also offers some amazing waterfalls which are a great alternative for cooling off in the Cidade Maravilhosa's hottest season.

Famous for its beach culture, predominant throughout the year, Rio and its privileged geography offers dozens of stunning waterfalls to its residents. You . . .

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