By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There a fewer more ideal spots for a weekend in Rio de Janeiro than the dreamy hilltops of Santa Teresa. Known for its iconic tram and colonial-era architecture, Santa Teresa's isolated location has lent it to adopt a uniquely self-contained atmosphere, with cobbled streets, charming bars and beautiful views.

For a short weekend getaway, there are plenty of amazing hotels in Santa Teresa, such as the ultra-chic Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here