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The rhythms, the heat and the joy are a part of this city with a unique landscape . .. between the Corcovado and the Pão de Açúcar one can see Copacabana, Leblon and Ipamena! Breathe the happiness of the Samba, the Bossa Nova and Carnival . ..
In Rio de Janeiro, illusions and fantasies are associated with stunning landscapes and a carnival spirit. The city lives off its rhythms, colours, flavours and incredible atmosphere!
We have everything lined up to show you the best that Rio de Janeiro has to offer! On our blog www.inportobay.com you will find culinary tips and suggestions for visiting unforgettable places, along with other places off the beaten track, but no less interesting. .. We have been given the precious help of local bloggers who share their perspective of the city.
The climb to Christ the Redeemer is a must for visitors to Rio de Janeiro!learn more
A ride on the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car (bondinho) offers breathtaking scenery.learn more
The best known beach in all of Rio de Janeiro which stretches for 4.15 km !!learn more
The neighbourhood of Ipanema is a meeting point in Rio, with beach, bars and shops.learn more
Known as the cradle of Rio’s bohemian life, a haunt for artists, intellectuals and politicians.learn more
See in the New Year at Copacabana beach and have an unforgettable experience !!learn more
The Maracanã football stadium is currently one of Rio de Janeiro’s top tourist attractions.learn more
The Churches of Candelária and Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro are a must!learn more
Among the ten most important botanical gardens in the world - a real ecological sanctuary!!learn more
Be captivated by its charm and architectural and cultural riches.learn more
The National Museum of Fine Arts is a reference point for Brazilian art.learn more
It has the capacity to seat 2,200 people and is an authentic temple of culture in Rio.LEARN MORE
Discover the cod cake and authentic Rio culture in the city’s bars.LEARN MORE
Voted one of the 10 most beautiful cafés in the world!learn more
Take a walk and get magnificent views in the middle of a lush wilderness.learn more
In the water, in the air or on land there are many sports you can do in Rio de Janeiro.learn more
Explore the various shopping options in Rio, from large malls to small fairs and markets.LEARN MORE
How to get there
Rio de Janeiro international airport, 20km from the city centre, has flights from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Santos Dumont airport, 2km from the centre, connects Rio to Brazilian cities like São Paulo and Belo Horizonte.
In Rio de Janeiro, the climate varies between hot and rainy summers and mild and dry winters. The rainiest months are January and December, the driest months are July and August.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (°C)
The average temperature in the summer months (December to March) is 26°C; the average winter temperature is 22°C. In spring and autumn, average temperatures are around 24°C.
Light clothing and the use of sunscreen is advisable, as is a light sweater for the cooler nights.
The official language is Portuguese, although with its own particular accent. It is not difficult to find someone who speaks and understands English. At PortoBay Rio de Janeiro, we offer customer service in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.
According to 2010 figures, 190 million people live in Brazil. Rio alone is home to more than 15 million people.
Brasília, the capital, is three hours behind London and Lisbon. Every summer, however, the clocks go forward one hour for a period decided annually by the federal government.
The currency in Brazil is the Real. There are currency exchange bureaux, but it is easier to withdraw directly from any ATM that accepts Visa Electron. Most shops and restaurants accept international credit cards.
Rio de Janeiro has a huge number of shopping centres that are open from 10am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday. Sunday opening hours are limited, although many stores are open in the afternoon.
In Brazil, there are two currents: 220 and 110 volts. In some cases, it is necessary to take an adaptor plug.
We recommend drinking bottled mineral water.
In Brazil, vehicles drive on the right. The use of seat belts is compulsory. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.0 g/litre.