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rio de janeiro

a marvellous city, nature, beach, the hustle and bustle, Bossa Nova!!


The city of Rio de Janeiro has two airports. Rio de Janeiro/Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim international airport, located 20 km from the city centre, linking the "carioca" city to the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. The Santos Dumont Domestic Airport located 2km from the city centre connects Rio de Janeiro to other Brazilian cities like São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Recife, Salvador, among others.

Rio de Janeiro

What a marvellous city... between the Samba and the Bossa Nova!!

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...

It was discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 on their first expedition to Brazil. They mistook the sea for a river and, in amazement, named what they saw Rio de Janeiro. Rio because they thought they were at the mouth of one; January because the expedition started in that month.

The PortoBay Rio Internacional hotel, in Copacabana, awaits for you!

What to do

Ipanema, Lapa, Maracanã, churches, botanical garden, Santa Teresa, Theatro Municipal, botequins, shopping, confeitaria Colombo,Tijuca National park, museums, sports...

Christ the Redeemer

Recently elected one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, a visit to the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a must for all who pass through Rio.

The Sugar Loaf

The Sugar Loaf cable car (or "bondinho") is one of the oldest tourist attractions of the city.


Portuguese paving on the Avenida Atlântica, sea and sand – this is Copacabana, Rio's best known beach extending over 4.15km.


Sophisticated and with a busy night life, the quarter is a happy mix of beach, bars and shops.


Said to be the cradle of bohemian life in Rio, Lapa was known as the “Montmartre of Rio”, frequented by artists, intellectuals, politicians and diplomats.

New Year's Eve

Copacabana is the backdrop for one of the biggest and most famous New Year celebrations in the world !!


Recently renovated to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, the Maracanã football stadium is one of the tourist landmarks of Rio de Janeiro.


In Rio there are three Catholic churches which are almost de rigeur: Igreja da Candelária, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Penha.

Botanical Gardens

These gardens are a real ecological sanctuary. This is the most fitting description for the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens, one of the 10 most important in the world.

Santa Teresa

Romantic and bucolic, with its narrow streets and old houses, in Santa Teresa every corner tells a story...

Theatro Municipal

In the middle of Cinelândia, close to the Biblioteca Nacional, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes and the Palácio Pedro Ernesto.


The "botequins" or taverns are the greatest culinary institution in Rio de Janeiro. This is where you'll find the "carioca" culture, a family atmosphere, the codfish cakes, chilled beer and "caipirinhas"...


Huge shopping centres, fairs, markets... there's plenty of scope to find what you're looking for . ..

Confeitaria Colombo

Right in the historic centre of Rio de Janeiro, this 120-year-old café was elected as one of the 10 most lovely coffee shops in the World.

Tijuca National Park

This 120 Km2 national park full or flora and fauna offers some challenging climbs and magnificent views in the middle of a lush wilderness.


The city of Rio de Janeiro has a wide range of cultural things on offer with a large number of museums to be visited.


The city has around 30 kilometres of coastline hugged by seafront sidewalks and cycle tracks full of people walking, jogging and cycling all day or those simply watching the passers-by.

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