Rio de Janeiro

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By Plane

  • · Galeão International Airport

    Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL), popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • · Santos Dumont Airport

    Santos Dumont Airport is the second major airport serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gets flights only from São Paulo and some of Brazil's largest cities such as Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Salvador, as well as the capital Brasilia.

By Train

  • · SuperVia

    SuperVia Trens Urbanos ('SuperVia Urban Trains') is a Brazilian train operator in the Greater Rio de Janeiro area.

By Automobile

  • · AVIS

    AVIS Car Rental locations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

By Bus

  • · Green Toad Bus

    The Green Toad Bus offers buses from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande, Paraty, São Paulo, Florianopolis, Campo Grande, Foz do Iguacu and some other destinations in Brazil. They have bus passes to take you to other countries as well.

By Taxi

By Public Transport

  • · MetrôRio

    The MetrôRio is a mass-transit underground railway network that serves the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It covers 40 km (30mi) divided into two lines and 35 stations.

  • · Rio Ônibus

    Buses are still the cheapest and most convenient way to get around the South Zone (Zona Sul) of the city due to the high number and frequency of lines running through the area.


In a Hostel

  • · Café Rio Hostel

    Café Rio Hostel offers private and shared accommodation in a historical building, located in Rio de Janeiro's Laranjeiras district, 200 metres from bars and restaurants. A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room.

  • · Hostel Vidigalhouse

    Boasting views to Rio de Janeiro's Leblon Beach from its terrace, Vidigalhouse offers simple shared accommodation with a homey atmosphere. It offers a shared kitchen, cyber café and free Wi-Fi.

On an Budget

  • · Corcovado Guest House

    Located within 8,5 km from the famous Ipanema Beach and Corcovado Mountain, this guest house offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and views of Tijuca Forest, plus a small pool. There are studio apartments with a kitchenette, as well as rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities.

  • · Pousada Favela Cantagalo

    This Inn is set on a hill inside Favela Cantagalo, offering amazing city and ocean views, a large terrace and free Wi-Fi. It is located between Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches.

Bed & Breakfast

  • · Casa Verde

    Located in a small private condo in Jacarepaguá, this house offers a swimming pool, bar and breakfast. It features rich gardens and rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The beautiful Barra da Tijuca area is located 10 km from Casa Verde. Famous attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach are within 23 km. Downtown Rio is 27 km away.

  • · Castelo Valentim

    Castelo Valentim is a real castle located on top of a hill that overlooks Rio de Janeiro's Santa Teresa district, only 4 km from the city centre. The rooms at Castelo Valentim feature some pieces of antique-style furniture and a balcony with beautiful city views. Ipanema Beach is 12 km away.

Nice Apartments

  • · Ipanema Tower Residence

    Ipanema Tower Residence is just one block from Ipanema Beach. The apartments at the Ipanema Tower Residence have a living room, a kitchen and a balcony. They also feature panoramic views of Ipanema. Downtown Rio de Janeiro is a 20-minute drive away. The property is within walking distance of trendy shops, restaurants and bars.

  • · Leblon House

    Just 2 blocks from Leblon Beach, Leblon House is a modern apartment equipped with air conditioning. Ideally located, Shopping Leblon and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas are both 3 blocks away. Wi-Fi and parking are free.

Only the Best

  • · Copacabana Palace Hotel

    The elegant 5-star Copacabana Palace offers luxurious rooms with panoramic ocean views on Rio de Janeiro´s Copacabana Beachfront. The spacious rooms at the Copacabana Palace are individually decorated with English antique furniture and original artworks.

  • · Hotel Windsor Atlântica

    The 5-star Windsor Atlântica is ideally located across the blue waters of Copacabana Beach, not far from Ipanema Beach. Windsor Atlântica offers bright, sophisticated rooms. They are elegantly styled with wooden furniture, contemporary décor and warm natural tones. Most rooms feature scenic ocean views.

See & Do

Main Sights

  • · Cristo Redentor

    Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.

Guided Tours

  • · Trem do Corcovado

    The Trem do Corcovado takes you to the famous Cristo Redentor statue. The ride itself is spectacular. At the foot of Cristo Redentor, the most beautiful view overlooking Rio de Janeiro is the best thing the city has to offer.


  • · Ipanema

    Ipanema is famous for gathering beautiful people on its sands and for its eternal 'girls from Ipanema'. The beach is 2 km long, from Arpoador up to Jardim de Alah, in the South Zone of the city, and it is a showcase for the most beautiful bodies in Rio.

  • · Prainha

    Prainha is the favorite beach of surfers. It has perfect waves and natural beauty that is hard to describe. Prainha is located at the end of Praia do Recreio beach, and the best time to get there is early, in order to enjoy the sun, which hides behind the hills in mid-afternoon.


  • · Museu Nacional

    The National Museum of Brazil is a centenarian museum and research institution, located in the Quinta da Boa Vista park, in the former Imperial Palace of Brazil.

Parks & Gardens

  • · Floresta da Tijuca

    Floresta da Tijuca (Tijuca Forest) is a mountainous hand-planted rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is the world's largest urban forest. The Tijuca Forest is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction, found only in the Atlantic Rainforest.

  • · Jardim Botânico

    The Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) is located in the 'Zona Sul' (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The Botanical Garden shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora.