From dawn till dusk, Rio is a thriving city filled with fantastic sights, sounds and experiences. And like its residents - known as Cariocas - it is characterized by a passion for life, whether enjoying the beach, football, samba or the world-famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
Travel in Rio and you find a memorable sight at every turn: from verdant forests, imposing granite mountains and glorious stretches of golden sand to colonial buildings nestling between gleaming skyscrapers. And standing proud is the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, keeping an eye over the whole of this dynamic, unique city. Virtual Map of Rio
Time zone: GMT -2 hours, Brasilia Summer Time
Language(s) spoken: Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.
Entry/ Exit Requirements:
Please check with your country of origin's Brazilian Embassy or Consulate for any visa or travel requirements prior to departure. It is recommended that if you do need to apply for a visa, you do so at least one month prior to departure. If you need to apply for a visa, you can do so here.
The hotel is located eight miles from the domestic airport, Santos Dumont, and 20 miles (about a 40-minute drive, depending on traffic conditions) from Rio's international airport, Tom Jobim.
Top Tourist Destinations:
- Jardim Botanica
Address: Rua Jardim Botânico 1008, Rio De Janeiro
Distance from hotel: 4.5 miles, 10 minutes
- Pao de Acucar
Address: Avenida Pasteur, 520 - Urca CEP 22290-240, Rio de Janeiro
Distance from hotel: 2.2 miles, 5 minutes
- Statue of Christ the Redeemer
Distance from hotel: 10.2 miles, 35 minutes
- Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Distance from hotel: 6.7 miles, 18 minutes
Rio Sul is Rio's first shopping mall. It is located just 1.1 miles from the hotel and is about a 30 minute walk.