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Rio de Janeiro - Where the World Comes to Relax

22021-01 Rio de Janeiro City center: 7.5 km
Dbl. from 76.00EUR
22.270-0 Rio de Janeiro City center: 6 km
Dbl. from 68.00EUR
22041-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 8.1 km
Dbl. from 310.00EUR
22021-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 7.8 km
Dbl. from 188.00EUR
8.1
22071000 Rio de Janeiro City center: 2.9 km
Dbl. from 70.00EUR
7.2
20231-090 Rio de Janeiro City center: 2.7 km
Dbl. from 53.00EUR
22011-01 Rio de Janeiro City center: 10 km
Dbl. from 116.00EUR
7.0
20031-202 Rio de Janeiro City center: 0 km
Dbl. from 54.00EUR
8.0
22420-041 Rio de Janeiro City center: 9.2 km
Dbl. from 108.00EUR
20230-01 Rio de Janeiro City center: 1.5 km
Dbl. from 79.00EUR
22041-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 15 km
Dbl. from 116.00EUR
22070-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 10 km
Dbl. from 120.00EUR
7.3
20090-003 Rio de Janeiro City center: 3.1 km
Dbl. from 46.00EUR
22221-01 Rio de Janeiro City center: 4.2 km
Dbl. from 64.00EUR
22021-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 7.7 km
Dbl. from 221.00EUR
20230-15 Rio de Janeiro City center: 2.8 km
Dbl. from 79.00EUR
22793-081 Rio de Janeiro City center: 32 km
Dbl. from 70.00EUR
22210-040 Rio de Janeiro City center: 4.2 km
Dbl. from 91.00EUR
20231-015 Rio de Janeiro City center: 2 km
Dbl. from 53.00EUR
22061-010 Rio de Janeiro City center: 8.5 km
Dbl. from 211.00EUR
22630011 Rio de Janeiro City center: 17.6 km
Dbl. from 71.00EUR
22010-00 Rio de Janeiro City center: 7.7 km
Dbl. from 229.00EUR
8.7
22021-001 Rio de Janeiro City center: 10 km
Dbl. from 415.00EUR
22010-000 Rio de Janeiro City center: 7.8 km
Dbl. from 147.00EUR
22060-000 Rio de Janeiro City center: 8.5 km
Dbl. from 109.00EUR
A city first named by Portuguese explorers for the bay on which it rests, Rio de Janeiro–or simply “Rio”, and known by locals as the cidade maravilhosa or “Marvelous City”–is the former capital of Brazil that remains an absolutely thriving center for tourism, culture, and commerce. Rio welcomes a constant flow of visitors–both domestic and international–throughout the year, culminating in particularly explosive bursts for the wild parties of both New Year’s and Carnival. With spectacular events, awe-inspiring landscapes and monuments, amazing local cuisine, and some of the greatest beaches on earth, this UNESCO heritage city provides an unparalleled fusion of cultures that must be experienced to be believed.

Location: A Metropolis Straddling a Natural Harbor

Rio de Janeiro sits in the state of the same name along Brazil’s southern Atlantic coast, at the mouth of the Guanabara Bay and in the shadow of numerous mountain slopes. A well-developed port, excellent roads and railways, and three passenger airports ensure excellent connections by sea, land, and air to destinations within the country and around the globe.

Business: The Financial Center of Brazil

A large portion of Brazil’s petroleum reserves and refineries are based in the region surrounding Rio, and as such, the city, hosts a number of major oil firms, including Shell, Esso, Intelig, and Embratel. Financial services have a strong presence here as well, and the National Economic & Social Development Bank draws in a considerable number of business travelers each year.

Culture: A Blast of Heritage and Modern Developments

The influence of Portugal is particularly strong in this Brazilian city, which perhaps comes as no surprise–in the 19th century, it served as the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal and was home of the imperial family for thirteen years. Their palace is now the National Museum of Brazil, and well worth checking out to learn more about this nation’s history, ethnology, and archaeology. Theater lovers will enjoy the Theatro Municipal, offering ballet, classical music, and opera. Should you be visiting shortly before Lent, don’t miss the incredible and famous Carnival celebrations (though doing so would be quite challenging).

Activities: World-famous Sights and Sounds

No trip to Rio would be complete without some relaxation time at the balneario beaches, which include the famous sands of Copacabana and Ipanema. Many travelers also make the trek up nearby Sugarloaf Mountain–a journey that quickly rewards visitors with absolutely stunning panoramic views of the city and harbor areas. So does a hike up the Corcovado, home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that animates visitors to spread their arms when taking their souvenir pictures. When the day winds down, nightlife may take the form of fresh seafood, samba clubs, or raves–Rio has no shortage of any.