Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janerio – Home to Carnival, Beautiful Beaches, Famous Landmarks

Rio de Janeiro is the former capital of Brazil and home to more than six million people.


Things to do in Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro Jesus statue –  Christ the Redeemer

One of the most popular things to do in Rio de Janeiro, is to visit the famous Jesus statue – Christ the Redeemer. The magnificent statue was created in 1931. It took seven years to make and it is a symbol of peace and considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Millions of people visit this wondrous statue every year.


Rio de Janeiro Beach Life

Beachgoers will love the Rio de Janeiro beach fun at some of the world’s most famous beaches like the Copacabana, with its miles of beautiful white sands and all night parties, or Ipanema Beach which is home to the tangas, a type of mini-bikini.


Rio de Janeiro Shopping

Shopping fans will love the choices when they go Rio de Janeiro shopping. The country is known for beachwear, colored gems like diamonds, topaz, emeralds, amethysts and tourmaline. Plus, you can find flip flops, crafts, coffee, clothing, and local music CDs.


Rio de Janerio Nightlife

Rio de Janerio nightlife is not for the faint of heart as you can find everything from bars and nightclubs, to live music, street parties, and bars.


When to go to Rio de Janeiro

Between January and March the climate is very hot, sometimes over 37.8 degrees Celsius (100℉). In September and October the temperature drops back to around 20 ℃ (70 ℉). The climate is called “Tropical Savannah”, with a heavy rainy season from December until March.


Rio de Janeiro Carnival

One of the most exciting events in Rio de Janeiro is the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. This holiday is held for four days at the beginning of February. It is complete with costumes, music, parades, food and lots of other fun events.


Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Facts

Population11 836 000
CurrencyBrazilian reals
AirportGaleao Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil (GIG)

Rio de Janeiro average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Rio de Janeiro - Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

The city of Rio de Janeiro itself is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including the Botanical Gardens, the statue of Christ the Redeemer that you probably know, the Corcovado Mountain below said statue and the hills around Guanabara Bay. Visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a must according to most visitors of the city. Buy the train tickets online the day before to avoid lines or take the vans leaving from the city to get up there, and go early to avoid big crowds. The views from the top are breath taking, but keep in mind that if it’s cloudy you may not be able to see the top of the statue!

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Rio de Janeiro Marathons

When in Brazil you can run Rio de Janeiro Marathon, which apart from the full marathon also offers you a half-marathon and a 6K family run. Maratona Pão de Açúcar de Revezamento Rio de Janeiro is another marathon in Rio de Janeiro with a beautiful course.

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Golf in Rio de Janeiro

As the 86 different local birds species wake up, golf at the scenic Itanhanga Golf Club starts everyday. This course is probably the best in Rio de Janeiro, featuring 18 championship holes with great design and the beautiful hills as a backdrop. The only challenger to the throne is the Gavea Golf and Country Club. Here you will play with the Pedra da Gávea and the Morro Dois Irmãos hills surrounding you, giving a frame to your round of golf. While there aren't many options for golfers in Rio de Janeiro, these two courses do make up for it.

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Water Parks in Rio de Janeiro - Chill at the artificial beach at Rio Water Planet

In Rio de Janeiro you can visit what is claimed to be the largest aquatic park in Latin America, Rio Water Planet. At this beautiful place with a lot of landscape you can chill at the artificial beach, cool down in the waterfalls, bob around in the lazy river, challenge yourself in the exciting wave pool and find your favorites among the thrilling slides. As you can hear, this water park has something to please all needs!

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