Santa Teresa is the bohemian heartbeat of Rio, with this mountain top neighborhood in the centre of Rio a great change of pace for those wanting to try a local slice of Rio that's not beach focused.  The winding streets are filled with artistic shops, crafts, live music and eclectic restaurants.  The vintage trolleys that roam the streets remind visitors of a bygone era, and the views overlooking the rest of Rio are incredible. Top your visit to Santa Teresa with a stay in one of Rio Exclusive's luxury properties.