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Rio de Janeiro My Love Brazil.

Updated on May 21, 2020
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Rio de Janeiro for once in his life. If you're setting up a roadmap for your trip to the Wonderful City, it might be interesting.

What to do in Rio de Janeiro:

It is super possible to visit the main sights of Rio on your own using public transport, hiking, bicycle or cars per app, which do not cost too much.

Still, if you want to know details of each location it is possible to hire the service with agencies that offer guided tours. Then no detail will pass beaten.

On the promenade of Copacabana Beach, very frequented by tourists, there are several kiosks as well as vendors approaching people and offering the services. Try to negotiate some discount! You can also find round-trip tours to cities near Rio, such as Arraial do Cabo, in the Lagos region.

Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are one of the reasons why so many tourists visit the city. The warm climate of the region undoubtedly provides for a swim in the sea.
In the South Zone are the most sought after beaches in Rio de Janeiro: Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. These are beaches that can be interesting for different activities, from a swim in the sea to even walking or cycling along the waterfront enjoying the noise of the waves.

Copacabana Beach is popular for tourists.
Copacabana Beach is popular for tourists.

And it is on the West Side that are the most suitable beaches for surfing. Because they are less known, they may have less competition than the beaches of the South Zone, usually more in demand. Barra da Tijuca is a very interesting option, including structure and several kiosks. In its extension, Barra beach becomes Reserva Beach, with very little movement. The beach of Recreio, also extensive, is another good option to enjoy a sunny day in the West Zone.

Sights of Rio de Janeiro

We list some suggestions to help you choose what to do in Rio de Janeiro, with attractions and must-see tours for your trip. Check out below!

Christ the Redeemer

Literally with open arms, Christ the Redeemer, on the hill of Corcovado, welcomes thousands of tourists every day from different parts of the world. It is necessary to climb 700 meters from sea level to finally reach the peak where is the statue that is postcard of the city. Christ the Redeemer is inside the Tijuca National Park and there are two ways to get there: in the authorized Vans of Paineiras, which leave from various points of Rio, and on the Corcovado train.

Christ the Redeemer.
Christ the Redeemer.

Sugar Loaf

The Sugarloaf Cable Car was inaugurated in 1912 and is the first cable car in Brazil and the third in the world. He connects Urca Hill to Sugarloaf Mountain. More than 40 million people have used the cable cars.

From above you can find a stunning landscape of the city, including Botafogo cove, Copacabana waterfront and Guanabara Bay entrance. It is worth putting one of the city postcards on your script.

Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf

Selaron Staircase

The Selarón Escadaria is located in Rio de Janeiro, between the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa. It is an architectural work decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, who declared it a tribute to the Brazilian people.

The visit costs nothing and really deserves your attention because it is a beautiful place. In addition, the venue appears in several music videos of world music, for example among artists such as U2 and Snoop Dogg.

Selaron Staircase.
Selaron Staircase.

Lapa and the best bars in Rio

Lapa is a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro known for being bohemian and vibrant, with several traditional bars, nightclubs with live music, dance halls and outdoor samba wheels below the Arcos da Lapa, a Roman style aqueduct that you should take advantage of to photograph.

There are options for every pocket. It is possible to have a cup of caipirinha shopping in street stands for R$ 15, as you can also order the drink in some sophisticated bar around there.

Stay tuned! In high summer season, many people are looking for a bar with cold beer to cool off from Rio's heat and the availability of tables may be limited, with need for reservations.

Lapa and the best bars in Rio
Lapa and the best bars in Rio

Miranda dona Marta

Some say that's where the most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro is. The access is done by the same path that leads in Corcovado, just follow the sign of the Mirante. The site does not have policing, so prioritize visits during the day, when there is more movement.

In the same space. On the opposite side of the lookout, there is a helipad that also has a breathtaking view.


Weather in Rio de Janeiro

The city has many things to explore, allowing it to be visited all year round. The annual average is 24°C, with the weather in Rio de Janeiro getting less hot between June and August when the rains decrease. In summer, between December and March, the thermometers actually rise and can even exceed 40°C. When booking your stay, don't forget to prioritize air-conditioned rooms.

Praia Rio
Praia Rio

Map of Rio de Janeiro

The city of Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state, which has the same name. It is the most famous Brazilian city abroad and the largest international tourism route in Brazil, known only as “Rio” or “Marvelous City”.

Don't confuse the city with RJ's state. Destinations such as Arraial do Cabo, Cabo Frio, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, and other famous, are cities that belong to the state of Rio de Janeiro, often causing confusion.

In Red, the map of Rio de Janeiro
In Red, the map of Rio de Janeiro

Where to stay and hotels in Rio de Janeiro

When choosing a hotel in Rio de Janeiro it is necessary to understand that the city is large. Therefore your place of lodging will dictate whether you will need some means of transport to move between the sights.

Those who want to know the historical part of the city can stay in the center of Rio, well located and with good transport options to other points. Another advantage is that the center is close to Santos Dumont airport, which makes it easy for those arriving there. Santa Tereza is a neighborhood that is popular for tourists, even because it often offers attractive prices. Lapa is also a good option, especially considering the nightlife found there. There are several bars for you to enjoy the best of music, from pop to samba. Stay tuned and don't fool around with your belongings, especially at night when some streets of these neighborhoods get emptier.

To enjoy the beaches better, nothing better than staying close to them. The South Zone encompasses the neighborhoods of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, besides being a region known for being very trendy, with restaurants, shopping malls, shops, and much more. I'm sure you'll be well served. One of the advantages of staying here is waking up and being close to the sea and with easy access to other points of Rio, since the neighborhoods are served with metro stations.

Rio de Janeiro is sure to remain beautiful and with a lot of cool things to do. Want to share your tip? Comment below and help other readers!


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