Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Interesting places to visit
Avenida Atlántica is closed off and turned into a pedestrian only road. Automatically the beach becomes a multicultural fashion show like you've never seen. Including rollerbladers, skaters and athletes from every beach sport imaginable. 'Hype Point' at Post 9 just in front of the hotel Sol Ipanema is the ideal location to rent a beach chair, have a cocktail and enjoy the beach. And the workers at 'Barraca do Pele' will watch your things while you take a dip in the ocean, if you so wish.
'Tranquility Point' at Post 1 in Leme. Here you find friends and families who spend a day at the beach like it's the patio of their house. Tip: Don't take a lot of money, expensive cameras, passports, airline tickets or other important items to the beach.
Without a doubt one of the most deranged parties on the planet. As much in the Sambódromo as in the streets of Rio, Carnival is a marathon of uninterrupted parties. We will take you to the practices of the most important samba schools and to the Sambódromo whatever night you like. Please check in our excursions and tourist services section for more information.
Uno de los centros culturales mas importantes que la ciudad tiene. Ofrece continuamente muestras de arte contemporáneo, conciertos, cine y teatro a un precio súper económico. También posee una hermosa librería muy completa. Vale la pena también el centro Cultural Correios y el centro cultural Carioca (para shows de samba ). Metro: Estación Carioca
A great place to disconnect and relax surrounded by lush rain forests. These are natural and wild beaches (nature reserves where building is prohibited) for surfing outside of the city. The best of Rio, without a doubt. Take bus 175, S-20 or 2016 to Recreio or ask us about the Surf Bus.
Rio has roaming farmers' markets... a paradise for cooks, vegetarians, or any person that loves fresh, natural food. A collage of freshness. Always early in the morning to midday, near El Misti House there are 3 different ones. Ask the staff of El Misti House Hostel how to get there.
Anything you can imagine, you can find for sale at Saara. It's a kitsch festival of colors and yelling street vendors. For a shopping excursion, take advantage and buy all types of gifts and souvenirs or just an interesting afternoon. Take the metro to station Uruguaniana
With all different architectural styles, Cinelandia shows the old part of the city and part of the daily life of downtown Rio. The metropolitan cathedral is also very close and is constructed to incredibly use only natural light. The project and construction were coordinated by Monsenhor Ivo Antônio Calliari (1918 - 2005).
At the last station on the metro, Plaza General Osório, this colorful hippy fair boasts works of art, jewelry, leather goods, and other artisanal goods. Open on sundays from 9am to 5pm
Situated in the middle of “Old Rio” where the colonial buildings are perfectly preserved. The area is filled with bars, one right next to another and in many you'll find live music. Go before 10pm to get a place to sit.
This famous forest provides a sea breeze like an ocean cocktail. It's the largest urban jungle in the world and can take you all day to explore. Get off at metro stations Saenz Penha y take the bus 233 or 234 to Alto de Boa Vista. We also have organized tours available. Check in our excursions and tourist services section for more information
The completely distinct geography of Petrópolis is found just 68km from Rio (1 ½ hours). This small city with tiny bridges and canals has the feeling of a small European mountain town.
The Cultural Center in the center of Rio where you can find the municipal theater, the national library and the fine arts museum. Get off at metro stop Cinelandia.
The simple act of walking along Altantica breathing the sea breeze is a lovely escape. You can make the odd pit-stop for a cold beer or a coconut along the way. Get to know Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
The view of the lake at sunset is amazing. It is Rio. The restaurants and stands are the perfect place to eat or have a drink. You can rent bicycles, strollers or boats and enjoy an afternoon with friends.
The best days to visit Santa Teresa are week days, even though on some weekends the neighborhood offers various types of shows and street fairs. It's the bohemian neighborhood of the city and entrance to the museums is free on Tuesdays. Take the “Bondinho” (the cable car) and get off wherever you like to walk the streets of Santa Teresa. You'll love the charm of this colonial part of the city. We highly recommend the Parque das Ruínas. The neighborhood also is known for its many good restaurants: Check out the restaurant Sobrenatural for fish and shellfish, the “Pastel de Camarao” (shrimp pie) is addictive! They say that the owner goes out every morning before the sun is up so that he can serve the freshest fish... and its the truth.For Brazilian food you can't miss the Bar do Mineiro or bar do Arnaldo to try some excellent cachaças. To get there by Metro get off at station Carioca and cross Avenida Chile to take the yellow cable car (“Bondinho”) from the Petrobras building
A modern planetarium with two domes with seats for 357, a solar observatory, a telescope and a library and exhibitions in the hall.
This enormous park between the neighborhood of Flamengo and its respective beachfront was recently restored. It has soccer pitches, tennis and basketball courts, bicycle and skate paths and even yoga classes. Ask about the schedule!
This beautiful attraction is located only 10 minutes away in bus. Take the bus 511 to Urca or it's just a short walk from El Misti House Rio. The teleférico (gondola) costs R$45.00. If you have the time, walk to the top of the Urca hill and from there you just pay half to get to the second hill, Sugar Loaf. It's a pretty path between the ocean and the jungle. Difficulty level: Easy.
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