Harbor of Rio de Janeiro also known as Guanabara Bay, is located around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A place with a combination of water and surrounded by unique mountains and formations. It is one of the 7 natural wonder of the world and largest bay in the world with its high volume water.
The natural wonder was created as erosion result of the Atlantic Ocean with 159 square miles and with perimeter of 89 miles. Further more bay also encompasses the 130 islands dotting around. The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro was first discovered in 1502 by the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos. Today, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro and its beeches are surrounded by millions of visitors every year to enjoy the natural beauty of the Harbor.
The most appropriate time to make visit to harbor is during month of September and October, winters of Rio and the less confrontation with humidity raised by Sea. The Harbor is bordered by dazzling mountains where most famous attractions include The Sugar Loaf Mountain at 1,296 feet, Corcovado Peak at 2,310 feet, and the hills of Tijuca at 3,350 feet. However to plan the exploration , the best time is to start in early morning with the magnificent view of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the sun is rising from the east.
In order to reach the peak one can also make use of cable cars, operation starts at 8:00 am. The exploration of Sugar Loaf Mountain can be done in two hours and later move towards traveling around to Corcovado Mountain in noon time. Visitors can plan a stay on Island near by bay where most spotted ones are Governor’s island, Fundao and Snakes Island.
Since city of Rio de Janeiro itself is known for its culture, carnivals, and well know man made structure, there is usually no problem finding the appropriate accommodation. However if one prefer to stay next to beach the best choice can be Sheraton Rio Resort. This is the only resort which has direct access to the beach. Inside the city there are number of resorts offering packages, tour to Harbor and near by Island.