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The sound of samba music emanates through the lively streets of Rio de Janeiro, from the bustling city centre to the beach front which boasts sprawling golden beaches in every direction. All around, smiling faces join in the fun, dipping into local bars and restaurants, sampling street food, and kicking back on the beautiful shores. Lush mountains surround the city, protecting it with picturesque arms and offering up ample opportunities for active adventures. And, from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, you can look down on the frenetic buzz taking place below, soaking up every last detail that makes Rio de Janeiro such a special place. Our apartments in Rio de Janeiro provide the ideal base to get involved in the celebrations from, placing you right in the centre of the action.
Our great selection of Rio de Janeiro apartments can be found all over the city, in all the major hotspots and neighbourhoods.
Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by lush mountain scenery, which means there are plenty of great views to be had of the city. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know where you can get the best view from? Here are some great places to lookout over the hustle and bustle below.
Corcovado is home to the Christ Statue and offers some of the best and most recognisable views out across Rio. Seeing the city from Christ’s perspective is one of the most memorable experiences you can have in Rio. Sugarloaf Mountain is equally as iconic and you can trundle up in the cable car to discover the magnificent views from its peak. Parque de Catacumba is a lesser-known place in Rio by Lagoa, the city’s lake. Here, there is a beautiful park to explore and a number of uphill trails that lead you to incredible views over the lake and the beaches of Ipanema.
Alternatively you can take a tram ride up in the winding streets of the artsy Santa Teresa neighbourhood. As well as soaking up the antique atmosphere, you can experience great views over the city below.
Rio de Janeiro accommodation reflects the diverse nature of the city perfectly. Throughout the bustling city centre streets there are cosy guesthouses, boutique hotels, and lively hostels, whilst the surrounding mountains are home to authentic B&Bs with incredible views and luxury lodges that soak up the beautiful scenery of the rainforests. With so much choice and so many colourful neighbourhoods to choose from, there’s the perfect accommodation option for every occasion.
Getting into Rio de Janeiro city centre and to our Rio de Janeiro apartments from the airport is easy, with regular public transport travelling to most parts of the city. There are a number of premium airport buses that travel from the terminals into the city, stopping at various hotspots along the way. Alternatively, there is a train that that travels from the airport to Rio’s Central Station that connects the city to other parts of Brazil and beyond. You can also get a taxi, though the journey is fairly long and pricey – it’s always best to settle a price before the ride begins, too.
Lots of travellers arrive in Rio from other parts of the country, too, and there are regular long-distance buses and trains that travel to other major cities and destinations.
Once you’re in Rio, there’s an extensive metro system that connects up all the popular attractions and neighbourhoods, as well as buses that wind their way through the city.