Why rent a holiday apartment in Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana
Once seen never forgotten. Copacabana is the perfect location for your holiday. The most famous beach in the world. Beautiful sunrises, lots of beach sports, excellent bars and restaurants.
It is less hip than Ipanema, but many tourists prefer Copacabana apartments, because life here is more Brazilian or a bit less European as in Ipanema. The beach in Copacabana is broader; many people make sports even after sunset. In the evening, it is great to walk at the boardwalk of Copacabana along the beach.
Rent a luxury penthouse or holiday apartments in Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana
It is easy to find accommodation in Copacabana: Luxury holiday apartments or penthouses. The biggest difference between a vacation rental apartment and a penthouse is that most apartments have no balcony at all or only a small one. You have to decide how important a big terrace in a penthouse is or if you prefer to spend your time on the beach and not on the terrace of the luxury apartment or penthouse.
Rio has a reputation for violence, but travellers will find themselves no more at risk than in most metropolis in the world. Since all favelas around Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon have been occupied by the State and changed to “normal districts” (in 2009/2010), its residents have gone through a process of social inclusion. Results are remarkable. Safety improved significantly.
Copacabana is equal safe as Ipanema and perhaps at night even safer, because of more movement.
Why rent holiday apartments in Rio de Janeiro – Ipanema
Ipanema is cool! It is where Brazilians and tourists meet up. The beach, the bars, the discos: everything in Ipanema looks very European. That is the main reason why most tourists feel safe in this area.
If you want to rent a holiday apartment in Ipanema you should have in mind that Ipanema is more expensive than to rent an apartment in Copacabana or Arpoador. Arpoador is a very small district of only 2 streets between Posto 6 of Copacabana and Ipanema. Most people don’t know where Copacabana ends and Arpoador or Ipanema really starts. From Posto 6 of Copacabana you walk about 6 minutes to Ipanema through Arpoador.
Why rent a flat in Botafogo or Urca
Botafogo is a very lively district, especially during the day, with countless restaurants, cafes, stores, libraries and two large shopping centers (Rio Sul Shopping and Botafogo Praia Shopping). With Uber you can get from here to Copacabana or Ipanema within 10 minutes. By metro, it is much faster to get here to the old town of Rio de Janeiro, Lapa, the port or the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã). Botafogo is ideal to explore the city.