Recreio is a small coastal resort, located to the west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a comparatively recent development, the town enjoys the idyllic and relatively unspoilt location which can be afforded by stricter planning restrictions. This means that there are no tall buildings to obstruct the town’s magnificent backdrop of high cliffs topped by dense jungles. Visitors from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Recreio will find that the resort’s low-rise buildings include a great selection of self-catering villas and apartments, suitable for holiday rental accommodation. Much of this accommodation enjoys spectacular Ocean views, with the lights of Rio glistening in the distance.
Of course, the biggest attractions for visitors spending their holidays in Recreio are its sandy beaches. Here such activities as volleyball, baseball and amateur football can be enjoyed on the wide expanses of white sand, whilst surfing, windsailing, jet-skiing and yachting are popular in the bracing ocean waters. The more laid-back tourists may simply wish to relax and top up their tan under the warm Brazilian sun, before cooling off in the crystal-clear Atlantic waters. They may enjoy a meal and a cocktail or two in one of the numerous restaurants and bars which line Recreio’s seafront.
No holiday spent in Recreio – or Brazil, in fact - can be complete without spending some time in the nearby ‘Carnival’ city of Rio de Janeiro. As well as its lively annual Carnival, the world-famous beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema, and the instantly recognisable landmarks of Sugar Loaf Mountain and the giant Christ the Redeemer Statue, this lively cosmopolitan city boasts a number of cultural and historical attractions. Perhaps the most notable of these are the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art and the Carioca Aqueduct. As to be expected of the nation’s second largest city, Rio also boasts a wonderfully diverse range of shopping malls, department stores, restaurants and bars.
Visitors spending their holidays in Recreio will discover that this region of Brazil enjoys a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures tend to average between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures will range between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius. Recreio receives an average annual rainfall of around 54 inches.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Recreio will need to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) with either British Airways or TAM Airlines to Galeao International Airport (GIG), which is close to Rio de Janeiro.