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Rio De Janeiro Travel Guide


The Christ the Redeemer statue watching over the city from atop Corcovado mountain is one of Latin America’s most iconic images. Surely one of the most photographed cities in the world, Rio’s collection of cinematic views are unparalleled. Affectionately named the Cidade Maravilhosa (marvelous city) Rio is a party city that moves to the beat of Samba and Bossa Nova in its many live music venues. From the bustling Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to the lush forested hills of Tijuca rainforest, Rio is city that you can keep on discovering.

With postcard perfect views in almost any direction you look, Rio is surely one of the world's most captivating cities

Best months to visit Rio De Janeiro

Rio can be visited all year round and there is not really a bad time to go. The summer months of December until March are the hottest, the most humid and there are often tropical storms. April and May are great times to go for slightly cooler temperatures and less crowds as are the months of October and November. The winter months of June until August, whilst slightly colder, are popular times for British tourists as the weather is still nice. The annual carnival is in February for which accommodation gets booked up well in advance.

Our hand-picked hotels in Rio De Janeiro

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below is a selection of our favourites in Rio De Janeiro.

Best reasons to visit Rio De Janeiro

As arguably the most vibrant city in Latin America, Rio has a lot to offer! Below are our highlights and the best reasons to visit.

Witness the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Take the cable car up sugar loaf mountain for sweeping views

Watch the world go by on legendary Copacabana beach

Go to glamorous Ipanema for upmarket restaurants and gourmet dining

Peaceful botanical gardens and the historic Santa Teresa district

Weather Averages for Rio De Janeiro

Other destinations in Brazil

Travel through Brazil from the southern beaches to the Amazon jungle. Click the links below to continue exploring Brazil’s diverse destinations.

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