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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1523 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 90%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Rio de Janeiro

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98% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Sightseeing is great but if you want to experience the city, go to stay in a Favela, especially Vidigal guesthouse.

Liked: The life and soul of the place. Seeing a local football match and experiencing the passion. Sugar loaf mountain more than Christ the Redeemer but both were awesome. The markets!

Disliked: The sewage floating about in the sea. Copacabana was too dirty, Ipanema was better. Traffic at rush hour was very very busy, like hours to move not very far.

82% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: stay close to the touristic points, (day is dangerous as well not only night) visit Cristo and beaches. don't go out in the night far away

Liked: city, attractions, cristo beach

Disliked: hot weather, very dangerous! you can't be relax with this high crime, especially in the night you can't do what is really recommended, for example to enjoy fullest the nightlife because there its full of thief.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: A week was not long enough - spend longer if you can!

Liked: Incredible city that I feel I only just scratched the surface of. Wonderful beaches and plenty of attractions and things to do

Disliked: The traffic?

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


20 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: 2-3 days is totally enough

Liked: Some sights as the favelas and the pao de azucar

Disliked: Public transport needs some updates, because the overview which route buses usually take and St what time is pretty bad . + Overall image

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Try to stay in different areas. It is nice to get an overview from the city

Liked: The way the city is located. I liked Santa Theresa

Disliked: Bad coffees (but luckily we found some good places). Free city tour

89% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't miss the Sugar Loaf by sunset.

Liked: The views are awesome everywere. The beaches are the best. Great weather.

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: get lost in the city!

Liked: people, landscape, architecture, beaches

Disliked: touristic atmosphere of corcovado and pao de azicar

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the hostels and party's in the Vidigal favela. Dance the samba in Lapa at weekends!

Liked: Amazing beaches! Cheap food and drink, and friendly people.

Disliked: Can be dangerous at night. Stay in crowded places and you'll be fine

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Couchsurf

Liked: Cool

Disliked: No

87% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
87% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: have a great time

Liked: Very cool sites to visit

Disliked: buses are slow

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


03 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Learn some basic portugese!! Esp for taxi drivers!!

Liked: Beach life

Disliked: Rough parts of town, and unannounced 10% service charge in restaurants

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


31 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Eat lots of seafood and drink coconuts

Liked: The amazing views and the jungle in the city feel.

Disliked: Sometimes there was a lot of traffic getting from one side to the other. I would recommend staying fairly close to where you want to do activities or taking the metro more than the buses where possible (it's safe and fast)

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


20 Jul 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Just don't act like a tourist and you will be OK. It's ok to use public transportation. The metro is really OK, the buses usually are on time. If you stay only in ZonaSul, you willl not have problems getting along.

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: Yes, we were robbed at a park near Arpoador, and cops told us " it happens all the time". It's like they knew that spot was unsafe, but none of them would go there. Some places seems really secure, others don't. You should know how to avoid them, where to walk and stuff. But for someone who is not brazilian, this can be hard. Specially for europeans.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


05 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Ipanema beach is the safest, go to sugar loaf at night

Liked: we went in june wich is winter time and weather was just great.

Disliked: not many nightclubs american style. they are way different than what i expected

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Ser cuidadoso con sus cosas, pero no hay que tener miedo, ya que Rio no es una ciudad peligrosa como todos dicen. Aprovechar al máximo la noche carioca en Lapa y en el día las playas maravillosas, por supuesto tomar caipirinhas.

Liked: Me gusta todo, es mi ciudad favorita, es la tercera vez que la visito y seguiré haciendolo, ya que es muy completa, puedes encontrar naturaleza, playas, cultura, fiesta y lo más importante gente muy simpatica que te hace sentir como en casa.

Disliked: A veces esta un poco sucio.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Get a taxi as public transport is confusing

Liked: The night and people.

Disliked: Dirtiness

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Check weather forecast, Choose location wisely

Liked: People, Weather,

Disliked: it rained

93% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


19 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: rua do ouvidor, feijoada and samba!

Liked: sighseeing

Disliked: unsafety

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


17 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Party dangerously

Liked: Party

Disliked: Danger

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100% Avg. rating


10 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: People

Disliked: Notjinh

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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1523 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 90%

Value for money 75%

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