Sensual, mixed, festive… it is not without reason that we call Rio de Janeiro the Marvelous City. The Brazilian city is full of good addresses to discover with family, friends or as a couple. Where to eat, sleep, party when you set sail? Here is Mandaley’s selection of places not to be missed during your vacation in Rio de Janeiro.
- 1 Where to sleep :
- 2 Where you can eat at:
- 3 Where you can leave at:
- 4 When to travel to Rio de Janeiro?
- 5 Climate in Rio de Janeiro
Where to sleep :
High place of the jet-set, the Fasano hotel seduces with its very 60’s decor in the design and chic style signed Philippe Starck. Its strong point? Its swimming pool located on the roof terrace and which offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the beach of Ipanema.
Av. Vieira Souto, 80 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Santa Teresa Hotel
This hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux network, is located in the heart of the historic district of Santa Teresa. Its chic and tropical style rooms will not fail to seduce you. What do we like the most? Its huge billiard room and its panoramic swimming pool which amaze you, especially when the sun rises and sets over Rio.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660-Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro
Where you can eat at:
Casa da Feijoada
This restaurant deserves its name. This is where you will be served one of the best feijoada, a typical Brazilian dish, from Ipanema. The portions are generous and the waiters will be happy to prepare you a maracuja batida (passion fruit prepared as a cocktail). To test absolutely.
Rua Prudente de Moraes, 10- Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
In the bobo district of Santa Teresa, this restaurant is a little difficult to find, but you can eat excellent Brazilian food there, namely galinhada (a rice stew with chicken). We dine there under the mango or guava trees by candlelight while sipping one of the best fruit caipirinhas in town.
Rua Aprazivel, 62 – Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro
This restaurant may have a Spanish connotation, but the food is no less Brazilian. Here, we enjoy the lombinho com abacaxi, pork tenderloin and pineapple sandwich. All this in a good-natured and above all unfussy atmosphere.
Av. Prado Junior, 335- Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
The days of walking around the city can sometimes be very tiring under a blazing sun. So to cool off a bit, head to Bibi Sucos, a small juice bar that serves freshly squeezed fruit juices without sugar and with ice. Guilt ? 0!
Av. Dom Hélder Câmara, 5474 – Caxambi, Rio de Janeiro
How about dessert? In the heart of Rio is one of the city’s heritage riches, the Confeitaria Colombo. A true intellectual café since 1894, where journalists, writers, artists and poets have succeeded one another, the Confeitaria Colombo offers you a journey through time while tasting tasty pastries.
R. Gonçalves Dias, 32 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro
Where you can leave at:
We relax in front of the sunset on the beach while sipping a drink at the Azul Marinho, a very simple bar but which offers a view in peace and facing the sea. the house: the caipirinha, available in several forms. All that remains is to choose.
Hotel Aproador Inn, rua Francisco Ottaviano, 177- Aproador, Rio de Janeiro
Why don’t you try samba funk? It is in this club located west of the city that you will have to go to test this offbeat dance inspired by the Cariocan but also other South American rhythms distilled by the best DJs of the genre, all in a good-natured club on three floors and a very “jungle” decor. Ready to party?
Av. Armando Lombardi, 999 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
In the Lapa district, a place hosts the best Brazilian singers and musicians. This is the Circo Voador, an intimate concert hall open to the outside with a view of the arcades. Brazilian atmosphere guaranteed.
Rua Arcos – Lapa, Rio de Janeiro
When to travel to Rio de Janeiro?
The best time to visit Rio is in winter, from May to October : temperatures are generally pleasant and rainfall is scarce. It will be possible to spend a relaxing moment on the beaches, sunbathe, and try to swim in a cool sea. It may be useful to bring a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening and on cold, cloudy days.
If you can handle the humid heat and want to see the carnival then we recommend visiting Rio de Janeiro during the southern hemisphere summer, from December to February.
The city is located on the sea: the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, while the city faces Guanabara Bay, where the Rio de Janeiro-Galeao airport is also located. . Around the city there are hills covered with forests, which reach almost a thousand meters of altitude. The Corcovado, or Monte Cristo, at the top of which is the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, is 710 meters above sea level, which means that at the top it is about 4 degrees less than on the plain. On the other hand, Pain de Sucre, accessible by cable car with a clear view, is located at the entrance to the bay and is 396 meters high.
The worst time to travel to Rio de Janeiro?
The worst moment would be in summer between the months of December to February since it is very hot and very humid, increasing the probability of storms.
Seasons to travel to Rio de Janeiro
It runs from December to March since it is summer there, although this season is also the busiest and most expensive. You can also enjoy the carnival. In summer, the heat is sweltering, sometimes intense, and storms can break out, but there is also plenty of sun, ideal if you can handle the heat well and plan long, long periods at the beach. It may be useful to book a hotel with air conditioning.
Although the average temperatures are not very high and, fortunately, the breeze is usually beneficial, in summer there can be very hot days, with peaks of 35/37 degrees, from October to April; however, in winter there can also be days reminiscent of summer, with peaks of 30/32 degrees, even in June, July and August.
In general, the average temperatures are not very high and the breeze that usually exists in the city is appreciated. However, in summer there can be very hot days, with peaks of 35/37 degrees in the months of October to April. In winter there can also be days reminiscent of summer, with peaks of 30/32 degrees, even in June, July and August.
In winter, from May to October, it is a very favorable time , the temperatures are generally pleasant and the rains are scarce. It will be possible to spend a relaxing moment on the beaches, sunbathe, and try to swim in a cool sea. It may be useful to bring a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening and on cold, cloudy days.
The season with fewer tourists is usually during the cold season, which runs from May to October. The minimum temperatures can drop to about 10/12 degrees, and the maximums can remain around 18/20 degrees.
Climate in Rio de Janeiro
The climate of Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil and capital of the state of the same name, is tropical, with a relatively cool season from May to October, and a hot and humid season from December to March, with November and April as intermediate months. The average temperature in July is 21.5 degrees, in January and February it is 27 degrees.
In June, July and August, which are the winter months, the temperature oscillates between 15 and 25 °C, with quite cool nights, which fall rapidly (around 5:30 p.m.) and often cloudy skies. On the beach you can sunbathe, but the sea is not at its best since there are usually quite a few waves and the water is colder (the water temperature is around 20 degrees).
The summer months are December, January and February, but it is also the rainiest season. For those who can handle humid heat (often 35°C and above) and some tropical storms, this is the best time.
October, November and the beginning of December are a good option: since it is hot but not too hot, the sky is clear and the atmosphere is summery.
The months of March, April and May are pleasant, but the atmosphere is much less festive because we are in the post-carnival period.