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Rio de Janeiro has long been a by-word for glamor. Its chic boutiques, fine restaurants, breathtaking waterfronts, and stylish nightspots make it a natural choice for travelers seeking a luxury experience. This spectacular city boasts a wide array of cultural attractions, from beautiful theaters and galleries to the spectacular annual Carnival. Nestled within the dramatic sweep of a mountainous bay, Rio de Janeiro is a must-visit destination for cosmopolitan jet-setters.

Things to see in Rio de Janeiro

One of the most emblematic images of Rio is the colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer towering over the city. Trains and elevators whisk you up Corcovado mountain to the foot of the largest Art Deco statue in the world, where you can feast your eyes on the stunning views over the city below. Nature lovers should head to the beautiful Tijuca National Park to absorb the peaceful forest atmosphere and impressive cascades of Cascatinha waterfall. The Teatro Municipal is also well worth a visit, boasting ornate architecture and an opulent interior where you can indulge in an evening of theatrical performance. Explore the artistic Santa Teresa neighborhood, wandering from trendy art galleries to the foodie heaven of Largo do Guimaraes, a square offering some of Rio's finest dining experiences. No trip to Rio would be complete without checking out the iconic beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, haunts of the city's most glamorous inhabitants and renowned for their stylish nightlife.

Luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro

If you're looking for a lavish experience, you’ll find a wealth of luxury accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. Whether it’s the energy of the beachfront or the more relaxed atmosphere of the hills you’re after, Rio's luxury hotels will cater to your every need. Expect to enjoy amenities such as infinity pools, spa treatments, gourmet restaurants, and cocktails at sundown on rooftop terraces—without having to leave the comfort of your hotel. A favorite destination among the elite, the city’s upmarket hotels offer a sumptuous experience to travelers seeking a luxury vacation in Rio.

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Immerse yourself in exclusive boutiques and sophisticated beachfront life in Leblon, one of the city's most upscale neighborhoods and a prime destination for high-end shopping in Rio de Janeiro. For the ultimate in relaxation, make your way to the affluent district of Lagoa—a beautiful area surrounding a central lagoon. The best luxury accommodation in Rio tends to be located near the water—check in to a hotel in Copacabana to enjoy the neighborhood's energetic nightlife and some of the best restaurants in Rio.

How to get to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is easily accessible by air with regular international and domestic flights arriving and departing from Galeão International Airport—just 20 km north of the city center. For complete freedom on your vacation, take advantage of the car rental service available at the airport. If traveling in style is important, opt for a VIP taxi or limousine service to get picked up and whisked right into the heart of the city. Rio is well served by public transportation, however taxis are widely available for visitors looking for the comfort and convenience of a door-to-door service.

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