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Make a holiday rental in Araruama, Brazil your home away from home

Set in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Araruama self-catering holiday accommodation is around an hour in the car from the state capital and is found close to the Atlantic next to the large Araruama Lake. The lake is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, offering ideal conditions for a range of activities.

Things to do in Araruama, Brazil

Araruama holiday apartment are set in a destination that in summer becomes popular with holidaymakers. At this time of year people head for the city to enjoy live music, good restaurants and admire the well preserved architecture from its colonial era. Among these old buildings is the impressive Igreja Matriz do Sao Sebastiao, which dates to the 1860s. What also makes Araruama appealing is its proximity to some lovely beaches. The lagoon is a hotspot for a host of water sports, thanks in no small part to the calmness and shallowness of its waters – this makes it a great place for newcomers to activities such as kitesurfing and windsurfing to find their feet, so to speak. There’s also an absence of any kind of obstructions, either on the water or beneath it. The healthy breezes, usually resting around 20 knots, also make it a key venue for some very serious competition, and it’s been put forward as a site for the water sports during the Olympics hosted by Rio in 2016. There are plenty of local businesses close to Araruama self-catering villas offering lessons and equipment rentals for a range of sports. If you’re on the hunt for a picturesque beach, then there’s a very good choice within a short trip of your accommodation, with Praia dos Amores, Praia do Dentinho, and the Atlantic beach, Praia Seca.

Places to visit on holiday in Araruama, Brazil

Brazil’s second largest city, Rio de Janeiro, is only an hour from self-catering holiday accommodation. It’s home to a number of internationally famous landmarks, such as the Corcovado, reachable via a funicular train, as well as the legendary football stadium, the Maracana and the iconic Cristo Redentor statue.

Weather in Araruama, Brazil

Araruama self-catering holiday apartments are found in a part of the country that gets warm or moderately warm weather throughout the year. There are higher daily temperatures during the period between November and April, when daily highs reach the upper 20s. From June to October maximum temperatures tend to reach the low to mid-20s.

Cheap flights to Araruama, Brazil

You’ll be able to reach holiday rentals in Araruama by flying with TAM or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Rio de Janeiro-Galeao Airport (GIG), which sits around 115 kilometres from your destination.

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