One of the most recognized city in the world, the b Rio de Janeiro, was discovered on January (Janeiro) 1, 1502 by Portuguese navigators who mistook the entrance of Guanabara Bay for the mouth of a river (Rio).
Trip to Rio de Janeiro, is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, BossaNova,balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (‘Cristo Redentor’) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event. Rio’s Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup..
Rio de Janeiro Vacation Packages – Centro including Lapa and Santa Teresa. The city’s financial and business centre also has many historic buildings from its early days, such as the Municipal Theatre, National Library, National Museum of Fine Arts, Tiradentes Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and Pedro Ernesto Palace.
ZonaSul (South Zone) including Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema, as well as the districts along Flamengo Beach. Contains some of the more upscale neighborhoods and many of the major tourist sites, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains.
Zona Norte (North Zone). The Maracanã stadium, Quinta da Boa Vista Park with the National Museum the city’s Zoo, the National Observatory and more.
ZonaOeste (West Zone), a rapidly growing suburban area including primarily the districts of Jacarepaguá and Barra da Tijuca, popular for its beaches. Most of the Olympics in 2016 will be hosted there.
Trip to Rio de Janeiro – Porto Bay Rio Internacional
Right on Copacabana beach in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio Internacional offers you the best of two worlds – the sensational city and a breathtaking view over the beach right on the doorstep… Step into Rio Internacional and feel at home – make the most of your stay!
Look out over Copacabana beach and revitalize yourself with the sea breeze. The ideal location for an unforgettable Trip to Rio De Janeiro or to counter the stress of a day’s work in Rio .
Accommodation – Rio de Janeiro Vacation Packages
The Rio Internacional has 117 room and suites, furnished in a fresh, modern style. The Superior Rooms have a private veranda with a side view to the sea, whilst the Deluxe Rooms have either a spectacular wrap-around picture window or veranda with views over the sea and Copacabana beach. The Suites have a separate living room and a veranda with sea views. All rooms have cable television .
Fasano Rio is situated in the heart of Ipanema, right on the beach and is a member of “The Leading Small Hotels of the World.” The design of this contemporary and luxurious hotel was imagined by Philippe Starck, and its 50’s and 60’s inspired décor by Sérgio Rodrigues exudes a sober and elegant ambience.
The wooden, glass and marble accents combined with breathtaking views and luxurious facilities, makes the Fasano Rio the go-to hotel for Rio’s most demanding guests. All 91 rooms have balconies with a beach view and are equipped with queen or king size beds with Egyptian cotton linens and goose-feather pillows. Other standard amenities include a plasma screen TV with 66 channels, a work station with high speed internet and a cordless phone, and a DVD/CD player.
The hotel is a great meeting place for travelers and locals, featuring a lobby lounge with live music. The guests can also enjoy ‘Fasano al Mare’, RogérioFasano’s restaurant dedicated to traditional Italian seafood.
The rooftop features a private leisure area for guests with a swimming pool, a steam sauna, and a fitness center with a beautiful view of Ipanema beach.
Santa Teresa hotel
The new Santa Teresa Hotel is one of the few hotels with a government trust for historic preservation in the city, and has gone through a long restoration process, aimed at preserving the mansion’s neo-colonial style. The hotel is decorated with indigenous art, sacred art from Rio de Janeiro’s baroque period, and historical handicrafts from Minas Gerais and the northeast region. Settled amidst ample patios, gardens and terraces, the hotel has 44 personalized rooms, between 27 and 120m². More than half of the rooms have balconies with panoramic views, and there are 5 suites with thematic decoration. The hotel is known for its involvement in social initiatives within the local community, and guests are invited to visit and take part in the projects. The guest will find at their disposal a 25m blue slated pool, a “cachaça” bar, a restaurant with contemporary cuisine and a view over the Guanabara Bay, and a spa.
Awards for santa teresa:
*101 best hotels of the world * Tatler travel guide 2012 *
*Brazil´s best hotels * stay list 2011 * National Geographic *
*Best hotel in south America * Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2009 *
*The panoramic Loft suite * World´s best hotel suite * Wallpaper Magazine *
The Arena Copacabana Hotel, opened in 2009, offers a great beachfront location at Posto 3 (Lifeguard Station 3), one of the best areas of Copacabana.
The Arena Copacabana Hotel has 135 rooms separated into Standard, Superior, Luxury, and Suite categories.
All of the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, an LCD TV with cable, a telephone, a mini-bar, a hair dryer, a personal safe, wireless internet and sound-reducing windows. The Deluxe rooms and suites have an ocean front view while the Superior rooms are facing to the street and the standard rooms (small room) have an internal of the building.
The hotel offer a small leisure area with a rooftop swimming pool that boasts a spectacular view of the famous Copacabana beach and also a gym, a sauna. At the ground floor the guest will find at their disposal the cyber cafe, lobby bar and Trocadero Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Windsor Excelsior Hotel
The Excelsior Copacabana Hotel is located in the very best area of Copacabana, enjoys an oceanfront view, and is one of the most elegant hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Elegance and comfort are paramount in each of the hotel’s 233 rooms and suites. Rooms are equipped with central air conditioning, direct dial telephones, cable TV, a radio, a mini-bar, an electronic safe, a hair dryer, a magnifying mirror and a complete line of bath amenities for the comfort you deserve. The Hotel features a restaurant, 2 bars, a swimming pool, a health club, and meeting rooms.
At the restaurant, guests enjoy a tropical breakfast buffet with various items, while admiring stunning sea views. Lunch and dinner options are provided as well, featuring Brazilian and international specialties.
Amenities include dry and steam sauna units next to the fitness center, plus beach service with chairs, towels and umbrellas.
The Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer are within 2.5 miles from Windsor Excelsior. Ipanema Beach is 3 miles from the hotel.
Copacabana-Photo by Ricardo Zerrener/Riotur