Rio de Janeiro features a beautiful backdrop for the 2016 Olympics, including Copacabana Beach.

Despite the games taking place in winter for Rio, the highs are still around 70 to 80 degrees. There's plenty of warmth to enjoy the sun, surf, and games on the beach.

The name comes from a Catholic saint: Our Lady of Copacabana.

The stone sidewalks along the promenade are famous for crest designs, street vendors canvas the walkways, and music constantly fills the air.

So do some savory smells, not just from the beach-side restaurants.

If you get a couple of blocks away from the Atlantic Ocean you'll find true hole-in-the wall steakhouses. Beef seasoned so perfectly and then you wash it all down with water straight from a coconut.

Once you've had your fill of food and the beach, you can crash at a wide range of places.

Over on the far swanky-end of the spectrum, you'll find the Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel. It goes back to 1923 when it was just a quiet deserted beach.

And legend has it, that spot is where Barry Manilow came up with his song about the New York night club.

Tuesday at 6 p.m., we'll take you 2,300 feet about sea-level to Christ The Redeemer.