Around Town

Things to do and places to go in Rio

Editor's picks: trails

Pedra da Gávea

Climb the largest coastal monolith in the world

Parque da Catacumba

Sculpture park and adventure centre in one


Cherished retreat of in-the-know cariocas

Kid's stuff


Children's petting farm and adventure centre

Estrelas Da Babilônia

Hidden bar with splendid views

Parque Lage

Wonderful gardens and an aquarium to explore

Rio's best beaches

  • Ipanema

    The spiritual home of laidback carioca living

  • Prainha

    The wild waters are a wave rider's paradise

  • Joatinga

    A little slice of Beverly Hills in Rio

  • Copacabana

    The second coming of the world famous beach

  • Barra

    One of the longest stretches of sand in Rio awaits

Neighbourhood guides

  • Santa Teresa
    Santa Teresa

    The bohemian capital of Rio, from up here the beach is a distant memory and bars, cafés and artists fill the cobbled streets, all overlooked by some stunning architecture

  • Tijuca

    Take a break from Zona Sul and experience all that is magical about this traditional carioca neighbourhood, from its famous rainforest to the constant beat of its samba halls

  • Copacabana

    The famous neighbourhood may still feel full to bursting, but Copa is on the cusp of a return to the glory days

  • Laranjeiras

    Wedged between the hills of Santa Teresa and Botafogo, Laranjeiras is one of the smaller, more residential neighbourhoods in Rio, but its charms are plenty

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