harbor of
rio de janeiro

harbor of rio de janeiro: "the river of january"


The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil and was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is also known as Guanabara Bay. The Harbour is surrounded by gorgeous granite monolith mountains that include the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain at 1,296 feet (395 m), Corcovado Peak at 2,310 feet (704 m), and the hills of Tijuca at 3,350 feet (1021 m). Visitors will also experience numerous islands including Governor’s island, Fundao and Snakes Island.

quick facts

  • Located around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Surrounded by unique mountains and formations
  • Also known as Guanabara Bay Largest bay in the world based on volume of water
  • Rio de Janeiro translates “river of January” in Portuguese



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