Destination guide

The scenic area of Rio de Janeiro awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and architecture with a rental holiday home in Rio de Janeiro. This scenic city is known for its beaches, local tours and seaside. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Rio de Janeiro

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Rio de Janeiro a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • AquaRio (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • RioZoo (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Gavea Golf and Country Club (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Itanhanga Golf Club (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Olympic Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Olympic Golf Course (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Rio de Janeiro

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rio de Janeiro

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Rio de Janeiro is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Icarai Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Parque Henrique Lage (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tiradentes Square (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Passeio Publico (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Rio de Janeiro

Fly into Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), the closest airport, located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station and Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Rio de Janeiro by jumping on the metro at Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station or Cinelandia Station.

Where to stay near Rio de Janeiro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,451 holiday rentals near Rio de Janeiro. From 2,013 Condos/Apartments to 267 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rio de Janeiro is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Ipanema: 961 holiday homes
  • Barra da Tijuca: 337 holiday homes
  • Zona Sul: 1,737 holiday homes
  • Botafogo: 1,222 holiday homes
  • Catete: 113 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rio de Janeiro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Rio de Janeiro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2,324 holiday rentals
  • Citibank Hall Rio de Janeiro: 2,382 holiday rentals
  • Pedra da Gavea: 2,423 holiday rentals
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro: 2,427 holiday rentals
  • Dorival Caymmi Statue: 2,419 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rio de Janeiro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,013 Condos/Apartments in Rio de Janeiro. Our other popular types of Rio de Janeiro holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 267 holiday houses
  • Villas: 13 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,076 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 652 holiday homes with pool available in Rio de Janeiro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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