New Year’s in Rio was a rather wet and rainy affair , so if you didn’t book a holiday here and have been cursing yourself for missing an opportunity to ring in 2012 in romantic style, you may well have had a lucky break.
Valentine’s Day is just weeks away, and with the New Year crowds long gone and the Carnival crush yet to begin, February 14th is sure to be a wonderful time to be in Rio de Janeiro.
To make things even better for romantic couples heading here for Valentine’s Day, Brazilians don’t celebrate the occasion in February (their own version, Dia dos Namorados, or ‘Lovers’ Day’ falls in June), so there is none of the struggle for a restaurant table, the rushed service and the vastly inflated prices that you would expect back home.
Instead, you should easily be able to find a table at one of Rio’s most romantic restaurants, before heading home to spend the night at one of the city’s most romantic hotels. Rio is a city whose sheer beauty is bound to have the pulse racing, so heading here for the most romantic day of the year is sure to be a special occasion. For an ultra romantic date, take the cable car upSugar Loaf mountain
at sunset and bring along a bottle of bubbly and two glasses to enjoy at the summit before heading off to dinner.