If you're a first time visitor to Rio de Janeiro, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Rio de Janeiro.
The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Rio de Janeiro are:
Here's what Trippy members had to say:
"Most tourists stay in Ipanema or Copacabana their first visit, with the former being a bit more expensive (aside from begin nicer)." See More
"I highly reccomend Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, try a pinacolada in any place around "Arcos da Lapa", eat in Confeitaria Colombo and enjoy a samba at Beco do Rato." See More
"Choose Leblon or Ipanema." See More
"There are many hotels, options for transportation, restaurants and their neighborhood is amazing, like Lagoa, Ipanema and Leblon." See More
"Going on on that there's Botafogo which has a night life and a few restaurants to try:" See More
Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Rio de Janeiro, here's a list to get you started.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:
"Hotel Santa Teresa - Relais & Chateaux http://www." See More
"The Copacabana Palace Hotel has incredible hotel with ocean views." See More
"If you want glamor there is indeed no other place in Rio than the 8th floor pool of the Fasano Hotel." See More
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If you're open to researching even more areas, one suggestion that might be less common but interesting to explore is
Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.
If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Rio de Janeiro.
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Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.
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This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Rio de Janeiro locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Rio de Janeiro.
If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.
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