Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Botafogo

The area's art galleries and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Botafogo. Revered for its gardens, beaches and wildlife, this city is both scenic and cosmopolitan. Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Botafogo

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Botafogo a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • RioZoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • AquaRio (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Gavea Golf and Country Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Itanhanga Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Olympic Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Olympic Golf Course (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Botafogo

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Botafogo. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Parque Henrique Lage (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Icarai Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Chacrinha State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Praia do Leme (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Botafogo

The nearest airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 10.5 mi (16.8 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Botafogo Station to easily navigate the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Botafogo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,155 holiday lettings around Botafogo. From 996 flats & apartments to 1,060 studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Botafogo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Botafogo:

  • Zona Sul: 1,557 holiday homes
  • Ipanema: 853 holiday homes
  • Barra da Tijuca: 337 holiday homes
  • Copacabana: 1,223 holiday homes
  • Santa Teresa: 146 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Botafogo? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Botafogo. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa: 2,216 holiday lettings
  • Botafogo Station: 2,207 holiday lettings
  • Pasmado Viewpoint: 2,195 holiday lettings
  • Villa-Lobos Museum: 2,240 holiday lettings
  • Indian Museum: 2,235 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Botafogo listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Botafogo?

Yes, of course. offers 996 Flats in Botafogo. Our other popular types of Botafogo holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 1,060 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Botafogo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 110 holiday homes with pool available in Botafogo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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