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City break in Rio de Janeiro. Active leisure ideas for Rio de Janeiro - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Christ the Redeemer, Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro The majority of tourists tend to visit Rio during the days of carnival, which takes place annually in the end of February. Perhaps, it’s impossible to find a better entertainment than colorful parades and exciting dance shows. Rio will be surely liked by fans of a beach holiday. This place will be definitely liked by divers and surfers, and even fans of more exotic sports entertainments. In this city you will find excellent golf clubs, tennis courts and sports complexes.
Oskelen is one of the most famous shopping centers in Rio. It is one of the largest centers in the city and is popular primarily because of affordable prices. There are dozens of clothes … Open
Don’t forget to make a walk to local shopping centers. Probably, all most interesting shopping destinations are located in Copacabana. Souvenirs made of mahogany remain the most popular purchases among tourists. Local craftsmen can grind out most original ornaments and create stylish interior decorations from wood.
Rio is home to more than a thousand of nightlife destinations. Each of them can simply conquer its guests with unforgettable festive atmosphere and rich entertainment program. Most popular discos, nightclubs and bars are located near the beaches. Here you can find fantastic diversity of attractive restaurants and cafes. Tourists with children should visit the local zoo - in addition to rare animals the zoo is home to exotic plants. The city is truly rich in attractive parks and alleys, which are simply ideal for unhurried walks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Discovering the architecture of Rio de Janeiro from bird's eye view! Maracana Stadium, Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, National Library, all those monuments are defining the image of Rio de Janeiro … Open
Fans of nightlife should visit the club named Plataforma, which was opened in 1980. This is the place where are held the brightest show programs with famous music and dance groups. Casa da Matriz club is the place where you can hear the music of different directions. Fascinating retro-themed parties remain the main "highlight" of this place. The club is equipped with a great bar, in which guests will be pleasantly surprised by not only a great selection of drinks, but also by reasonable prices. Baronetti club is a prestigious institution, which will please its visitors by widest choice of entertainment and music programs. The second floor of the institution is the location of a nice sushi bar, where you can relax from the noise of music and treat yourself with oriental delicacies.
Rio Panorama Oh, Rio, Rio! The endless beaches, affectionate sun, beautiful tanned smiling people and the feeling of an eternal holiday! Tourists from all around the world are coming here to have an amazing vacation on one of the best beaches in the world. Noisy and motley Copacabana, calmer and measured Ipanema or elite Leblon - the choice is yours! Leblon beach in Rio-de-Janeiro is one of the most famous and elite in the city. In many ways, this is due to the fact that it is located in a beautiful, expensive and respectable area. Rich people prefer to spend leisure time, luxuriate under the scorching sun and drink cool cocktails here. Ipanema is the second most popular beach (after Copacabana) in Rio de Janeiro. It is located in the south of the city and is considered one of the safest and richest areas of Rio. From Tupi, Ipanema is translated as a "bad beach", which does not correspond to reality at all.
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Christ the Redeemer, Teatro Municipal, Candelaria Church, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Rio de Janeiro … Open
The main feature of the beaches of Rio-de-Janeiro is the feeling that all the people around you are familiar. At the same time, nobody cares about anyone. This creates a special atmosphere of lightness, ease, joy, and fun - you can talk to the first person you meet, laugh together, even swim and go further without feeling obligated to continue communicating. The lovers of active entertainment will always find like-minded people for playing football, volleyball, the opportunity to conquer the wave on the surf or just lie on the sand. If you are hungry, look at the beach cafe - there are a lot of them. Everywhere you will be waiting with a smile on your face, offering refreshing or hot drinks, all kinds of snacks and fruits.
Christ, the Redeemer statue -  Rio de Janeiro Having a walk on the cable car and visiting the top of the Sugar Loaf is the must-see and must-do activities in the program of any tourist to Rio-de-Janeiro. Annually, more than 1.5 million visitors are using its services. For a long history of its existence, the physicist Albert Einstein and President John F. Kennedy also traveled through it. From the glazed cabins, a panoramic view of 360 degrees of the surroundings: the Gulf of Guanabara, the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, Mount Corcovado with the Christ Redeemer statue, green massifs of Tizhuka Park, the whole center of the city. Now, this ropeway is considered to be the most extreme in the world because of the transparent cabins and the height at which it raises the tourists. The round trip fare for an adult is 53 reals, which is about 25 dollars.
Rio de Janeiro is a city with a long and rich history. After a short period of French reign, the city was occupied by the Portuguese in 1567. Initially, the city grew very slowly, but then … Open
If you are the true fan of extreme activities, and visiting beaches or ropeways is not very interesting for you, then Rio-de-Janeiro has what to offer you as well. Here in Rio, you will have the chance to try one of the most breath-taking and dangerous water slides in the world. Kilimanjaro, as you know, is the name of the highest mountain in Africa. And so-called the 50-meter water slide in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, where the lover of water extreme flies in 5 seconds at a speed of 91 kilometers per hour. Moreover, the hump tube was extended further along the slope of the hill. Kilimanjaro is so high that every twentieth person who climbs its summit - refuses to slide down.
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Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Caroline Café
Where: Rua J J Seabra, 10, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2540 0705;
Arco Iris da Lapa
Where: Avenida Mem de Sá 72, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2253 8908;
Casa Rosa
Where: Rua Alice, 550 Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 3079-0550;
Lounge 69
Where: Rua Prudente de Moraes, 416 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2522 0627;
Alcazar
Where: Avenida Atlântica 3530, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2521 0799;
Saturnino
Where: Rua Saturnino de Brito, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 3874 0064;
Clandestino Bar
Where: Rua Barata Ribeiro, 111 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2275 2205;
Zero Zero
Where: Avenue Padre Leonel Franca, 240 Gavea, Rio de Janeiro; Telephone: +55 21 2540 8041;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Rio de Janeiro
♥   Park 'Parque Nacional Da Tijuca' , 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal José Guilherme Merquior' , 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Da Catacumba' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Da Cidade' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Natural Municipal Do Jardim Do Carmo' , 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Rio de Janeiro
♥   Amusement park 'Play City' Rio de Janeiro, 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Rio Water Planet' Rio de Janeiro, 27.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
♥   Restaurant 'Aprazível' Rio de Janeiro. Type - Brazilian. 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Eça' Rio de Janeiro. Type - international. 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Giuseppe Grill - Centro' Rio de Janeiro. Type - Traditional. 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Giuseppe' Rio de Janeiro. Type - Italian. 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bistrô Villarino' Rio de Janeiro. Type - international. 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Rio de Janeiro

Guide to your best city break in Rio de Janeiro - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Rio de Janeiro - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Rio de Janeiro?' disappears immediately.
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