Another stop on our Rio list was Sugarloaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar, in Portuguese. Sugarloaf is named from the way that it resembles the pile of sugar, as sugar trading was a big livelihood in Brazil.
We had heard it was an interesting outing. We practically had to beg our tour guide to take us as she said the view was better from Corovado mountain, where we saw Christ the Redeemer.
That view from Christ The Redeemer was higher up, but I wouldn’t say it was better. Because Rio was surrounded in a dense haze most of our trip, we thought the panoramas from Sugarloaf provided for better perspective of the beaches, city and landscape.
Rock climbing is popular, but for those less adventurous, there is a cable car that runs every 20 minutes.