By Nicole Eberhard, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa of Brazil is undoubtedly a sexy city, making it an apt destination for a romantic getaway for traveling couples. It is a city that breathes passion - and not just passion for football - but passion can be found in the expressive language, in the pulsing samba rhythms, and in the warm smiles of the Cariocas.

Add this to the tropical backdrop, with great weather year-round, soft sandy beaches, fresh seafood, heady cocktails, refreshing coconut water and beautiful people (often scantily clad), and it’s . . .

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