Destination guide

The beautiful area of Rio de Janeiro awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and architecture and make a vacation rental your home during your stay 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-sees. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Rio de Janeiro

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

  • 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)

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 87°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rio de Janeiro

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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)

Traveling 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 center. 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 traveling 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 around Rio de Janeiro?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,708 holiday lettings near Rio de Janeiro. From 2,264 Condos/Apartments to 269 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Rio de Janeiro area.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Zona Norte: 33 holiday homes
  • Zona Sul: 2,012 holiday homes
  • Porto Maravilha: 34 holiday homes
  • Guapimirim: 19 holiday homes
  • Itaipuaçu: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 accommodations near great places in Rio de Janeiro. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Olympic BMX Centre: 2,500 holiday lettings
  • Olympic Park: 2,594 holiday lettings
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain: 2,600 holiday lettings
  • Girl from Ipanema Park: 2,652 holiday lettings
  • Sepetiba Beach: 162 holiday lettings

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 2,264 Condos/Apartments in Rio de Janeiro. Our other popular types of Rio de Janeiro holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 269 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 2,340 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows 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 588 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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