In addition to beaches and nightlife, Rio de Janeiro offers a variety of other activities like cycling the coastline, coffee house, cultural center and monastery and many more enjoyable activities.

Gavea Horse Tracks

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In addition to the dazzling views, Brazil’s largest horse race track can bring about unforgettable thrills! Pick your favorite and feel your heart flutter in the frantic rhythm of the hoofbeats.

Rua Jardim Botânico, 1003  2259-1596 |WEBSITE – Gávea



Cycling the Coastline

You can cover most of the city, specially the scenic coast, on a bike. Rent one, or schedule to join a bike touring company like Urban Tours, that takes groups daily.

tel: 8894-9857
WEBSITE – Carioquices



Casa de Cultura Laura Alvin (Cultural Center)

The stone slab pathway leads visitors to the cozy inner courtyard. Have a cup of coffee, watch a movie or play.

Av. Vieira Souto, 176

tel:2247-6946 | WEBSITE – Ipanema



Confeitaria Colombo (Coffee House)

There isn´t anything more traditional and refined in Brazil than drinking tea at Colombo Confectionery downtown. History adorns every detail. While trying the portuguese desserts and pastries, let the century old mirrors and decor sink in.

Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32
tel: 2505-1500 | WEBSITE – Centro



Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas (Lagoon) in Rio De Janeiro Travel

Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas Lagoon Rio De Janeiro Travel

Every day, even before the first rays of sun, it welcomes its first guests: rowers, cyclists, joggers. Little by little, others join in: babies, mothers, nannies, sailors, lovers. All of them a dedicated supporting cast to a daily spectacle starred by waters which sparkle 24 hours a day.

Amsterdam Sauer Jewelry Museum

A museum of Brazilian gemstones. Shows everything from the mining process to the design of each jewelry. Free entrance.

Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 105 WEBSITE – Ipanema

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Cultural Center)

Cultural program to please all. Cinema, theater, library, lectures, recitals—all in a lavish historical building, with a central atrium topped by a magnificent skylight cupola bathing the interior of the building in natural light. In here, Art never rests!

Rua 1º de Março, 66
tel:3808-2020 | WEBSITE – Centro



Mosteiro De São Bento (Monastery)

In Brazilian Baroque style, with a gilded wood interior, it is visually imposing. Mass, said daily and supported by Gregorian Chant, is an attraction by itself.

Rua D Gerardo, 40
tel: 2206-8100 | – Centro



Museum of Modern Art

Rio De Janeiro Travel in Museum of Modern Art


The waterfront building is already a piece of art on its own that any Rio De Janeiro Travel group should visit, but there is more! Art exhibits, large and lofty halls, gourmet restaurant, movie theater, design objects store… Well worth the visit, no matter what is in exhibition.

Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85
tel:2240-4944 | WEBSITE – Flamengo



Parque Lage

At the base of Corcovado mountain,

you´ll in fall in love for this place! Snoop Dogg did, and shot his “Beautiful” video here.

address and contact info for Parque LageRua Jardim Botânico, 414 3257-1800 | – Jardim Botânico


Forte De Copacabana (Fort)

Ever since the Army granted access to the public, people have been won over by the unexpected and novel views of Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. From high up on the hill, right beside the cannons, the view is breathtaking!

address and contact info for Forte De CopacabanaAv Atlântica Posto 6
tel:2287-3781 | – Copacabana



Praia do Pepê (Beach)

A festival of good-looking people! Here you can check the city’s tightest, most ripped bodies. Celebrities or unknown, all could very well grace a magazine cover or centerfold. Tip: Be discreet with the camera, you paparazzo wannabe you!

Av. do Pepê – Barra



Ipanema (Beach)

Don’t think it over. Just go. It’s mandatory

and wonderful. Tip: rent a beach chair and umbrella and bask in the congenial niceness of the barraqueiros (cabana boys).

address and contact info for IpanemaAv Vieira Souto – Ipanema


Theatro Municipal (Opera House) – Rio De Janeiro Travel

So sumptuous that, by entering it, you undergo a transformation. You feel like nobility and act like it too. Concerts, ballet, recitals, opera. Pick your favorite and let yourself go.

address and contact info for Theatro MunicipalPraca Marechal Floriano
tel:2262-3501 | WEBSITE – Centro



Reserva Do Recreio (Semi-deserted Beach)

It doesn’t even feel like you’re in Rio, as the vegetation of the sand bar helps hide the condos from view.

– Recreio



Lapa (Bar Hopping Area)

Rio De Janeiro Guide for Lapa Bar Hopping Area

In the last years it has become the center of Rio De Janeiro nightlife, with 30 gafieiras (dance halls), 40 bars, a few night clubs and three show venues. Every city should follow suit, setting up a night scene in historic, non-residential areas, with room for growth and no neighbors to complain of the noise.

– Lapa


Arcos Da Lapa (Arches)

Several Brazilian cities would give everything to have such a historically important, beautiful and awe-inspiring post-card. Largo da Lapa Lapa

Selaron Stairs

Perhaps one of the top five most interesting attractions in Rio: 30 years of daily dedication lavished on by a Chilean artist.

Rua Joaquim Silva – Lapa



Santa Teresa Tram

Dripping with charm, yet so ancient they

seem about to fall apart. Do ride on one. It is quite amusing to watch snippets of daily life unfold, such as the conductor stopping, going out to buy smokes, climbing back up aboard and riding on nonchalantly.

address and contact info for Bondinho De Santa TeresaAv. Pasteur, 520 2546-8400 | WEBSITE – Santa Teresa


Copa Walking path

Ever walked and prayed? You will. Be thankfull.

– Copacabana

Joatinga Beach

Joatinga Beach in Rio De Janeiro Travel

The most secluded and the most ‘Hawaiian’ of Rio’s beaches. Send us a “Thank you”! Arrive early, because the sun will be blocked by the cliff later on.

– São Conrado



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