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Exploring Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate Latin American destination for sun-worshippers and those looking for fun. It has it all: incredible beaches and weather, vibe and culture, carnivals and nightlife, great food and drink, big city sights, and stunning natural highlights. It presides over a stunning bay on the Atlantic coast, with the dazzling beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, among others, drawing crowds. In among these major draws are striking granite peaks, one of which houses the world famous icon of the Christ the Redeemer statue.

While the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are top draws for their sunbathing, swimming, surfing, volleyball, and eating, there are numerous worthwhile side attractions. There are great museums and theatres in town, beautiful parks and gardens, and even some trekking. However, the best fun is had at the beaches, which also have the best hotels, including the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro at Copacabana and cheaper alternatives at Flamengo Beach.


Accommodations near Rio de Janeiro

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Rio de Janeiro is the Aquarela do Leme, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Solar do Cosme in Rio de Janeiro as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing near Rio de Janeiro

- Copacabana


South of the centre, bordered by Avenida Atlântica, the glittering coastline area of Copacabana awaits. A sweeping bay of white sand peppered with towering buildings, Copacabana encapsulates Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant beach life. The Art Deco Copacabana Palace Hotel sits on mosaic pavements opposite the palm-fringed shore, while the Pão de Açúcar (sugar loaf) mountain rises triumphantly from the water to the east. Locals browse Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana for the latest ware before heading to the beach shacks for a refreshing caipirinha cocktail.


- Ipanema


Following the sparkling seafront west of Copacabana takes you to Rio’s most fashionable districts. Ipanema’s upmarket boutiques back on to glorious white-powder sand where tanned locals saunter among volleyball games and coconut-juice sellers.


Transportation near Rio de Janeiro

Galeao International Airport is the main gateway to Rio, with shuttles and taxis bringing visitors to their hotel. Getting around the city is best done by metro. The metro system has a couple of lines which cover the important areas; Line 1 takes in the city and the main beaches, like Copacabana and Ipanema. It is quick, timely, safe, and cheap, and buying tickets and getting information is straightforward. Alternatively, buses can be used to access all of the beaches and many other areas. They are cheap, with discounted passes available. Stick with licensed cabs or the cable car for accessing Sugarloaf Mountain.


Rio de Janeiro travel guides

Rio de Janeiro Travel Guides