This energetic city is flanked by 23 beaches that are nearly as lively as its inhabitants, who like to sunbathe, kite surf, play soccer (a.k.a. 'futbol') and engage in just about every sport you can imagine on these lovely strips of sand. Two must-see beaches: Copacabana and Ipanema. For a totally different view, simply look up at the fertile green mountains, including Corcovado, home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. In this city that never stops, passion is a way of life—and the feeling is contagious. Who knows, maybe you will fall in love with, say, the person you're married to all over again.