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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