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Upon the first time you wake up in a Rio de Janeiro apartment rental, looking out over the city towards the cloud blanketed mountains in the distance, Rio’s seduction will be complete. Squeezed between forest carpeted mountains, ocean and stunning beach, Rio de Janeiro has a completely unique atmosphere, made even more engrossing by the always enthusiastic residents, unfailing decadence and encompassing beach life. Although the glamour and style of Rio is undeniable, around each corner can be found a more low key attraction for any traveller, especially those on a budget holiday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As soon as you arrive at an apartment rental in Rio de Janeiro the amazing atmosphere will have you longing for activity almost immediately. Luckily, with beaches, mountains and forests in great abundance, you will always have a new activity to try, event to get swept up in or a must see sight in Rio de Janeiro to visit, regardless of how long you remain in a self catering Rio de Janeiro apartment rental. There are over 50 miles of cycle paths around the city, as well as a vast number of walking trails running through the beautiful national parks of Morro da Urca, Corcovado and Floresta da Tijuca.
Many hours can be spent relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Thoughts of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches immediately flick to images of wide, white sand in the shadow of incredible mountains and frequented by bronzed bodies in tiny swimwear, which is not far from the truth. The famous Cocacabana Beach is split into sections, from artists to youth, stretching 4km around the mouth of the bay. However, there are a great range of beaches in Rio de Janeiro, from the small surfing beach of Barra da Tijuca to the more peaceful beach at Ipanema, where beach bars serve late into the night for those who cannot tear themselves away from the delightful views.
Of course, no Rio de Janeiro information guide would be complete without a mention of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. During the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, the whole of the city turns into a huge festival, with streets filled with music, dancing and flashes of brightly coloured costumes. The Sunday and Monday of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival are the most exuberant, with the best costumes, loudest music and most extravagant parties. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is something that everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime, but book early as apartments for rent in Rio de Janeiro go fast during the Carnival.
During your stay in a self catering apartment to rent in Rio de Janeiro, there is of course a huge amount of sightseeing to be done. There are many guided tours of the city to enjoy, but if you are exploring independently, there are a few must see sights in Rio de Janeiro that cannot be missed. The vast statue of Christ the Redeemer cannot be ignored, but the less famous sights of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Lapa and the church of Santa Teresa feature high on the list of must see sights in Rio de Janeiro.
Information on Rio de Janeiro’s climate is easy to decipher. The tropical climate means daily temperatures are very stable, with peaks reaching between 22˚C and 28˚C throughout the year. Although this is not massively hot, the humidity is high in the summer. The wettest months are between November and January, but Rio de Janeiro beach remains the centre of activity throughout the year.
Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao – Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is located 20km from the city centre. British Airways provides direct flights to Rio from London Heathrow (LHR), which means that you can be settling into your Rio de Janeiro apartment rental in just hours from leaving home, and take your first breath of this sensational city.