Destination guide

The scenic area of Rio de Janeiro awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and architecture with a rental holiday home in Rio de Janeiro. This scenic city is known for its beaches, local tours and seaside. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Rio de Janeiro

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Rio de Janeiro a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • AquaRio (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • RioZoo (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Gavea Golf and Country Club (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Itanhanga Golf Club (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Olympic Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Olympic Golf Course (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Rio de Janeiro

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rio de Janeiro

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rio de Janeiro is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Icarai Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Parque Henrique Lage (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tiradentes Square (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Passeio Publico (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Rio de Janeiro

Fly into Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), the closest airport, located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station and Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Rio de Janeiro by jumping on the metro at Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station or Cinelandia Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Rio de Janeiro?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,328 holiday lettings around Rio de Janeiro. From 1,862 flats & apartments to 12 villas, 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.

Can I rent a seaside property in Rio de Janeiro?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said every single person ever. Find the right home away from home for the whole gang and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss! HomeAway has 491 beachside holiday rentals. After a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our range here includes:

  • 351 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 288 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 220 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Rio de Janeiro?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort of your own apartment. HomeAway has 2,247 for you to browse here. If you get in quickly, you could spend as little as £10 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 255 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £10 per night.
  • Hotel: 205 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Studio: 91 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £12 per night.

Can I stay in Rio de Janeiro in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a special getaway with the extended family or spending a week away with all your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun being in a new place together! And the good news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are the hottest thing for big groups of travellers here, and you'll find 399 available on our database. Around the area, the holiday rentals that are suitable for large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 449 properties to rent perfect for that size. Book a night for as little as £16.
  • Require a rental property for 5 guests? We have 291 that will work well. The starting price is £15 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We've got 195 properties for rent that will suit. Prices start from £18 per night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you organise your Rio de Janeiro travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Rio de Janeiro?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our reasonably priced holiday rentals now and ensure everybody in your group has room to move. When it comes to getting your hands on a fantastic deal, your first port of call ought to be Valparaíso. Here, HomeAway has 8 holiday rentals at an average price of £39 per night. Icaraí is another place worth considering. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £50 per night.

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