We get it, geography isn't everyone's strong suit. If you're unsure where Rio de Janeiro is, it's wise to familiarize yourself with its location before you fly off!
To help you get your bearings, Rio de Janeiro lies 170 miles (274 kilometers) east of the well-known city of Sao Jose dos Campos.
With plenty of things to see and do in this corner of Rio de Janeiro, it's easy to understand why 6,000,000 people reside here.
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Every momentous journey starts with just one step — along with a comfortable place to lay your head! Secure your Rio de Janeiro accommodations through Travelocity and you'll have 403 options to choose from.
You're on vacation! It's the ideal time to splurge on the finer things in life. Make a reservation at the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro (Avenida Vieira Souto 80) or the Belmond Copacabana Palace (Avenida Atlantica 1702) and enjoy excellent service and a stylish room. If you'd prefer to spend your hard-earned cash on exhilarating Rio de Janeiro experiences, make a booking at the Mojito Hostel (Rua Barao de Jaguaripe, 11) or the El Misti Hostel Ipanema (Rua Joana Angélica, 47, Ipanema).
There's nothing quite like finally arriving in a brand new destination. If you're jumping on a plane to Rio de Janeiro, chances are you'll step out into Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). It's roughly 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the northwest of the central area. Collect your suitcase and get ready to start exploring!
No matter if you're traveling to Rio de Janeiro solo or with a group of buddies, it's always handy to have a set of wheels. Travelocity provides many car rental options, so choose one now and start crafting your road trip playlist today!
Leave Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport just minutes after landing by renting a car from right near the terminal. Budget is a good choice here. Avis is also worth looking into.
Renting a car right from the center of the city is a convenient option if you're staying nearby. Take a look at Movida Rent A Car, situated at Praca Senador Salgado Filho. If there isn't anything for you there, Sixt at Praca Senador Salgado Filho is worth looking into.
Spending some time in Rio de Janeiro and looking for a couple of new places to take your selfies? Why not head on over to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer? These renowned attractions provide stunning backdrops!
So many things to do and so little time. If you want to experience the best this city has to offer, add the Museum of Modern Art and the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum to your vacation itinerary. If you have an extra day, try to get to Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Parque Henrique Lage as well.
You needn't be a history buff in order to differentiate between Arcos da Lapa and most of today's bridges. Go see this historic site for the full experience. Seeking some more options? People who enjoy reading cannot miss browsing the shelves and exhibits at National Library, a local library. Ensure that you call first for information on hours and visiting. And that's not all there is. Dive into a whole new world when you watch one of the many plays currently on at Municipal Theater.
The fantastic thing about traveling is that you seldom have to chase after new experiences — they're right there in front of you! So unpack your bags, chill out and get set to make some amazing new memories.
Ready for some exciting adventures while you're in Rio de Janeiro? We highly recommend trying some of these things:
If you have seen all there is to see in Rio de Janeiro and have an extra day or two on your hands, try not to panic. You'll find some fantastic tourist attractions in the surrounding area. You may not know that you're just 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from Grumari. It's the perfect starting point to reach Roberto Burle Marx Estate. This attraction is loved by locals and tourists alike.
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This hotel features 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.
A full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 spa tubs are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars and get perks like free WiFi.
This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy the a rooftop terrace.
A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this luxury hotel. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with beach umbrellas. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and playground.
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