The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has once again been recognized for its natural beauty, with many of its beaches being chosen for Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice award, singling out the 25 best beaches in the country.
The Rio beaches chosen were: Forno and Pontal do Atalaia, in Arraial do Cabo; Farol and Forte, in Cabo Frio; Lopes Mendes, in Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, and Itacoatiara, in Niterói.
Rio’s secretary of tourism, Nilo Sergio Felix, celebrated the award: “We have worked hard to promote and publicize our destinations within the state through the Rio+3 program. We know the potential of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The prize is a huge recognition of the great diversity offered to travelers,” he said, according to local news sources.