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Quick Summer Getaway Guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Palace

Photo: Alessandro Batistessa / Orient-Express

Brazil's most famous city is at once a big and bustling metropolis (population 6 million) and a romantic waterfront paradise, with 25 powdery beaches. Although it's technically winter in July, Rio's highs hover in the seventies. Overnight flights out of Miami and Atlanta mean you can start the day on the beach. And with just a one-hour jump on Eastern time, jet lag isn't an issue.

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Destinations: Rio de Janeiro

Hotels (2)

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    Belmond Copacabana Palace

    1923 landmark French Riviera-style palace with a modern, all-suite annex, on one of the world's most famous stretches of sand, the 2½-mile Copacaba

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    Marina All Suites

    Entering the lobby from the famous Roberto Burle Marx-mosaic promenade, the Marina All Suites is a tall narrow building with 38 suites. The hotel f

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    Ovelha Negra

    Whether thirsting for Brazilian espumante (sparkling wine) or Krug, the cognoscenti of Carioca—as locals are known—head to this champagnheria

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    Forneria Rio

    A perfect lunch destination for Ipanema shoppers. In the tastefully underdone, concrete-floored space, genial young staffers serve Italian standard

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