I get a lot of emails and Facebook messages from friends, friends of friends or people I haven’t heard from in decades asking for tips/suggestions for planning their stay in Rio de Janeiro; so I figured I would make it easy for everyone. Here is your what you need to know to plan an awesome trip to Rio #guidetoRio:
Hotels in Rio de Janeiro:
Marina All Suites located in Leblon. Directly across from the beach, it has a nice roof top pool and is walking distance to great restaurants
Fasano located in Ipanema. This is one of the nicest (and most expensive) hotels with an incredible roof top pool, posh night club, restaurant and it is situated in front of Post 9
Caesar Park located in Ipanema. This hotel is a little older, it is more reasonably priced than some of the other hotels and has a nice roof top restaurant
Copacabana Palace located in Copacabana. This chic hotel has been hosting glamorous celebs from around the world for decades, and serves the fanciest champagne brunch in Rio!
Sheraton Barra Located in Barra it is a further drive away from the city’s main attractions however the beaches are beautiful, perfect for surfing / kite surfing and if you are looking for a relaxing resort outside the city this is for you. Recently a number of new restaurants and shops have opened up near by that you can walk to, and of course it is close to ALL of the shopping malls!
Leblon: Not sure what you are in the mood for? Stroll down Leblon’s Dias Ferreira, which is lined with all different types of restaurants (traditional Brazilian, Thai, sushi, tapas, Italian, Cuban, etc) and bars so you are guaranteed to find something everyone likes just keep in mind you will probably have to wait a little while to be seated.