Set in amongst emerald-green rainforests, mountains, lagoons and miles and miles of white-sanded beaches, there are few cities that can match Rio de Janeiro for location. Perhaps its greatest attribute however is its people, the Cariocas with their relaxed, easy-going spirit and style that belies the size of their home. Rio also has a strong cultural force, the city famously being birthplace (and spiritual home) to both samba and bossa nova meaning you're never far away from music during your stay.
Jacada recommends hotels in the very best parts of Rio, where the top beaches, bars and restaurants can be found. In a city of such iconic imagery, there are still many well kept secrets that our local guides can help you discover, be it an intimate samba venue, or simply the best beach food on offer.
Rio de Janeiro is a great location to visit all year round
Simply one of the most unique and iconic cities in the world
Relaxing on the beach
Enjoying the rich culture of the city Great nightlife
Eating at some of Brazil's best restaurantsVisits to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Samba Lessons
Hand-gliding from the mountains to the beach