Find the best place to stay — Rio de Janeiro

Where to stay around Rio de Janeiro?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,502 holiday lettings near Rio de Janeiro. From 1,209 apartments to 128 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rio de Janeiro is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

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 Rio de Janeiro:

  • Alto da Boa Vista: 26 holiday homes
  • Jardim Botânico: 22 holiday homes
  • Centro: 76 holiday homes
  • Bairro de Fátima: 61 holiday homes
  • Largo do Machado: 59 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 Rio de Janeiro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rio de Janeiro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Casa do Pontal Museum: 438 holiday lettings
  • Maracanã: 1,566 holiday lettings
  • Joatinga Beach: 1,542 holiday lettings
  • Quinta da Boa Vista: 1,531 holiday lettings
  • Posto 11: 1,538 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Rio de Janeiro listed on HomeAway 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 apartments in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,209 apartments in Rio de Janeiro. Our other popular types of Rio de Janeiro holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 128 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 14 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 414 holiday homes with pool available in Rio de Janeiro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Rio de Janeiro World Cup Accommodation

    One of Brazil’s oldest cities, Rio de Janeiro requires little by way of introduction; a seething mass of energy, the country’s former capital is teeming with life, from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to the waves that lap against Copacabana. Wherever you may roam in this eclectic city, the statue of Christ the Redeemer will be visible, silently watching the endless flow of humanity below. Seven World Cup matches are scheduled to take place in Rio starting with Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina on 15th June. Spain face Chile three days later followed by Belgium v Russia on 22nd. The final group game sees Ecuador take on France on 25th June. Group C’s table topper will play the group D runner-up on 28th, then, moving into July, a quarter final tie is lined up for 4th, before the final itself is hosted here on 13th.

    World Cup accommodation in Rio de Janeiro comprises a wealth of options, with properties scattered across this vast city. For those who desire five-star treatment, there’s the option of a holiday apartment on Copacabana Beach complete with large screen TV, 100 channels, wifi-connected laptop, Apple TV with Netflix and maid service. Humbler but no less cosy is a studio flat with air-con, comfy bedding and open-plan living area. Alternatively, you could just go all out and treat yourself to a 4,400 sq ft luxury house with 55” TV, B&W speakers and spectacular ocean view. One thing you’re certainly not short of in Rio is options.

    Things to do on holiday to Rio de Janeiro Cidade, Brazil

    Rio is well known for its wonderful sandy beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, which are ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the Atlantic. Not only that, but holidaymakers also like to play games on the beaches such as volleyball, foot volleyball and soccer. The water here is also ideal for a number of watersports such as surfing, kite surfing, diving, body boarding and skim boarding. Cycling and hiking are other popular activities along the beaches and throughout the city. Rock climbing is possible on Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, while visitors can also try hang gliding from Sao Conrado. Golf fans can play at a few courses in the area including the Itanhanga Golf Club and the Golden Green Golf Club. Holidaymakers will find many shops in and around the city ranging from upmarket fashion stores to cheaper weekend markets selling souvenirs. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from supermarkets and market stalls. Rio has many bars, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine from all around the world.

    Places to visit on holiday to Rio de Janeiro Cidade, Brazil

    Rio has many fantastic places and sites to visit including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain. Another well known landmark here is Sugarloaf Mountain at the mouth of Guanabara Bay, which can be reached via cable car. Holidaymakers can take a ferry from Rio Centro to Niteroi on the other side of the bay or to Paqueta Island. Other places of interest include the 1914 fort which now houses the Army Historical Museum. There are many other galleries and museums in the city such as the Carmen Miranda Museum and Museu Chacara Do Ceu. Visitors will find many places of natural beauty such as the Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens. Sports fans shouldn’t leave Rio without seeing the magnificent Maracana Football Stadium, which can accommodate 200,000 spectators.

    Weather in Rio de Janeiro Cidade, Brazil

    The weather in Rio de Janeiro is warm all year round with very hot and humid summers between November and March. The warmest time is between January and March when the temperatures reach a maximum of 29 degrees centigrade. July is the coolest month with maximum highs of 23 degrees centigrade and lows of just 18C. December is normally the wettest month with an average of 135mm rainfall.

    Travel to Rio de Janeiro Cidade, Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro/Galeão – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro. It has flights to and from numerous international cities including Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome and Washington as well as other major cities in South America. An airport shuttle bus runs hourly with stops at major hotels and beaches in Rio and there are taxis also available here too.

    Attractions in and around Rio de Janeiro

    Looking for things to do while you're in Rio de Janeiro? Don't miss landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer and National Library, and unique cultural highlights such as Museum of Modern Art and National Fine Arts Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Flamengo Beach and Urca Beach or experience the natural beauty of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Parque Henrique Lage. Don't forget to buy tickets if you plan to attend a game or event at Maracana Stadium. While in town, you may want to visit popular attractions such as Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, Arcos da Lapa or Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions such as Roberto Burle Marx Estate.