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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil your home away from home

Rio de Janeiro is not just the South American city so well-known for its Carnival, it is also a beautiful state on the central eastern coast of this huge country. From a Rio de Janeiro holiday rental visitors can enjoy some of the world’s best beaches, or explore the mountains further inland with colourful tropical plants, exotic birds and impressive waterfalls.

Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro has some of the world’s best beaches. The Costa del Sol has beautiful whiter-than-white sands and deep blue waters which are ideal for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. For surfing, try the Saquarema Beach with its steady breakers. For nightlife, the coastal town of Buzios has 330 days of sunshine and almost as many nightspots. For hiking, the offshore traffic-free island of Ilha Grande offers 100km of trails which lead to some of Rio’s loveliest beaches. The mountains offer the chance for swimming in mountain rivers and sliding down waterfalls, rappelling down the rocks of the Pico das Agulhas Negras and enjoying spectacular mountain scenery. As part of your holiday in Brazil, sample the cachaca alcohol made from local sugarcane, and dine on fresh fish or tasty alpine goat cheese.

Places to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

Known as the Cicade Maravilhosa or Marvellous City, Rio de Janeiro offers some fantastic sights for visitors to enjoy. Along with many old churches, museums and parks, visits to the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain are a must. Further afield, the imperial city of Petropolis is worth visiting from your Rio de Janeiro holiday rental, or go climbing in the Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos. Further west, on Rio’s Costa Verde, the colonial town of Paraty is a true gem, surrounded by green forests, waterfalls and flowering trees. The island retreat of Ilha Grande has an interesting history as a pirate lair, leper colony and more recently a prison. It now offers great hikes and tropical beaches in unspoilt natural surroundings. The tiny traffic-free island town of Vilo do Abraao is incredibly picturesque and offers a few bars.

Weather in Rio de Janeiro

Being in the southern hemisphere, Rio de Janeiro’s hottest month is January, when temperatures reach 29°C (85°F) or higher. The cooler, drier winter months from June to September reach a very pleasant 24°C (75°F) with nighttime lows around 17°C (63°F).

Travel to Rio de Janeiro

Getting to your Rio de Janeiro holiday rental is very easy with flights to the area from all over the world. The main airport is the Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (GIG) International Airport at Guanabara Bay, about 20km (13 miles) north of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Air-conditioned buses and municipal taxis take tourists into the main areas of the city.

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                                                                                                      Palavra que define esse flat é simplesmente SENSACIONAL!!! Começando pela proprietaria do apartamento, Aurora, muito atenciosa mesmo estando longe. Nos deu um excelente suporte. O apartamento é amplo, bem arejado. A sacada é enorme com uma linda vista para a praia. Segurança 24 horas com funcionários super educados e atenciosos. Na cobertura tem piscinas adulto, infantil com agua aquecida, sauna, academia e uma vista maravilhosa. No térreo existe uma área comercial com padaria(produtos sempre fresquinhos e uma sopinha maravilhosa), mercado, barbearia, farmacia, lavanderia. Apartamento fica situado na melhor área da praia da Barra da Tijuca. Mais uma vez, muito obrigada Aurora, com certeza ano que vem estamos de volta.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Incredible Stay

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                                                                                                      It was just an incredible stay - ideal location, very comfortable and the host was extremely helpful and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
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                                                                                                      Perfect place and base to visit Rio

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                                                                                                      We - a family with 2 sons (10 and 12) from Belgium - had a wonderfull stay in Ipanema Queen Silva loft. The appartment has a great view on Ipanema, Leblon, Lake Lagoa and the surrounding hills and and at every moment you can enjoy this stunning view. The appartment is very spacious and has everything you need, incl washing machine, hair dryer, ... and even a Nespresso machine. The kitchen is open and it is very pleasant to sit at the kitchen table. The appartment has a guard like most of the buildings in Ipanema, it is for sure a very safe place to stay. The owner of the appartment, Petra, is just great! She is very helpful and friendly, she provides you with a map with all kinds of tips and suggestions for great restaurants and a variey of things to do in Rio, and for all your questions you can easily contact her with a mobile phone that is at your disposal during your stay. A marvelous appartment in a marvelous city!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2013