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What to do in Rio de Janeiro? 10 unbeatable tips



Travelling is always a memorable experience. Now, imagine yourself enjoying a trip to one of the most stunning destinations in the world: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio's culture is full of gems and secrets to be discovered, and makes for a truly unique trip that will leave you longing to come back for more!


1. Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro’s biggest calling card is the beach! With a warm climate, stunning views and the immensity of Rio's sea, the beaches are great for going diving on day one, or at least a stroll to the sound of the waves.

Discover wonderful beaches, such as Copacabana Beach, Ipanema and Leblon. ...

2. Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer opens its arms to visitors from all over the world and is a must-see when exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Tijuca National Park, there are two ways to get there: using the official Paineiras minibuses (departing from various points in the city) or the Corcovado train.

An ascent to around 700 meters above sea level. Right up to the top, with breathtaking views, in a truly idyllic setting!!

3. Sugar Loaf Cable Car

Opened in 1912, the Sugar Loaf Cable Car was the pioneer among Brazilian cable cars and only the third to be constructed in the world. It connects Morro da Urca to Morro do Pão de Açúcar, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscape of the city of Rio de Janeiro. You should certainly include this unmissable experience in your itinerary. We guarantee you won't regret it.

4. Dona Marta Viewpoint

One of the most popular tourist destinations is the Dona Marta Viewpoint, which provides a wonderful panoramic view over the city of Rio de Janeiro. From this viewpoint, you can appreciate Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, Maracanã, Guanabara Bay and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. We especially recommend this experience at sunrise, when you will be treated to a real natural spectacle; and of course, it’s the ideal setting for some magnificent photographs!


5. Lage Park

Corcovado Hill holds a treasure worth exploring: Lage Park. This park, with its 52 hectares of natural greenery, offers not only a beautiful visual experience, but also a variety of cultural and art programmes. Surrounded by the lush landscape and native animals of the Atlantic Forest, the park offers free access to all visitors and an immersive experience in nature. Don't forget to watch the little monkeys that liven up the environment, making the visit even more enchanting!!

6. Tijuca National Park

If you are passionate about nature, you’ll love Tijuca National Park, an authentic natural oasis located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. This park offers an incredible variety of trails, caves and waterfalls, featuring some of the city's most iconic points, such as Pedra da Gávea, Corcovado and peak of Tijuca.
Explore and find out more here about the most popular park in Brazil!


7. Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre

You’ll be enchanted by the fusion of drama, magic and theatre at the iconic Theatro Municipal, an architectural jewel that ranks among the most stunning buildings in the city. Considered the main music venue in Brazil and one of the most prestigious in South America, this grand theatre has hosted international artists and brilliant Brazilian talents of dance, music and opera.
If you want to include a unique cultural experience in your itinerary, this is the ideal choice.

8. Selarón Steps

Brazil is a true epicentre of art and the Selarón Steps are an extraordinary expression of this legacy. Created by artist Jorge Selarón, this magnificent flight of steps connects the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro, joining Lapa to Santa Teresa. Recognised as some of the most beautiful steps in the world, they have become one of the most iconic and popular tourist attractions in the city. A visit to this masterpiece is a must!!

9. Visit Maracanã (and Maracanãzinho)

The great Brazilian passion for sports is concentrated in the north of Rio, as both Maracanã (and Maracanãzinho) and Engenhão are located in this part of the city. They are sure to delight not only football lovers, but also anyone who likes a performance, as Maracanãzinho is also the stage for great shows.


10. Samba and Forró Nights

The party atmosphere and the urge to dance do not end during Carnival. The music of this city has an irresistible rhythm and a huge variety of styles.

All year round, you can dance to the sounds of samba and forró in the Lapa and Gamboa areas, or catch a bossa nova group in one of the city's many bars.

For a more sophisticated and contemporary night out, explore the Barra da Tijuca area, where you will find some of the city's busiest clubs, bars and nightclubs. If you're saving up for a big party, why not conserve your energy for New Year's Eve? Make your reservation at PortoBay Rio de Janeiro and spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve in Copacabana!!


Witness in person everything that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, the panoramic views, the unforgettable attractions, the city's iconic hotspots and much more. We are confident that this destination will capture your heart!


We look forward to seeing you!! See you soon. ..

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