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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

Self-consciously chic and sitting over the swishest patch of Copacabana beach, this designer boutique is where Brazilian celebs stay when they’re in Rio – hidden from the eyes of the hoi polloi by a giant metal filigree screen that fronts the entire building.

Everything inside is beautifully appointed – from the slick staff in their Brazilian fashion labels to the bright, airy rooms in muted, minimalist tones, which offset beautiful ocean views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Kingsize beds are draped in 400-thread-count Egyptian linens, award-winning chef Damien Montecer runs the kitchen, and the rooftop deck has a sumptuous infinity pool, lounge deck and cocktail bar.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Sandy beach with tourists and city in backgound

Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Region, Brazil[1.9 miles]

This world-famous 4km crescent is the epicentre of Rio’s beach scene and the perfect place for beach sports and people-watching. It;’s not great for swimming – water quality is especially poor when the tide comes in.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Tijuca National Park

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[3.9 miles]

Rio’s lush urban rainforest climbs over the mountains that surround the Christ statue and Atlantic beaches, affording some of the world’s most beautiful urban views. Excellent for hiking, biking and wildlife-spotting.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[4 miles]

This iconic, art deco beauty, the symbol of South America, watches out over Rio from high on Corcovado Mountain. The panoramic views from the statue’s feet are dazzling.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Walk the Pista Claudio Coutinho

Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Region, Brazil[4 miles]

A wonderful rainforest and beach walk that winds around Morro da Urca hill next to Sugar Loaf mountain, offering myriad beautiful mountain and ocean views.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 45 mins (one way)

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People play football sandy beach

Football lessons on Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Region, Brazil[1.7 miles]

Pelé da Praia has been teaching locals and tourists Brazilian football tricks on Ipanema beach for more than a decade. One-to-one tuition and group classes available. Contact him at

Best for ages: 8+ | £15 | 1-2 hours

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Waves crashing on busy sandy beach

Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[2.4 miles]

Rio’s prettiest, chicest ocean beach, is watched over by the impressive Dois Irmaos mountain that sits behind. The water is cleaner, and the crowd more exclusive the further south you go, where Ipanema Beach merges into the more upscale Leblon Beach.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[3.9 miles]

Once the Emperor’s private retreat, these gardens brim with rare plants and are a haven for birds and butterflies

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Brightly painted cobbled stairs in street

Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro , Southeastern Region, Brazil[7.5 miles]

An Instagram favourite, these colourful mosaic steps were created by Chilean immigrant Jorge Selaron. Visit the bottom end in Lapa (off Rua Joaquim Silva) – the upper reaches in Santa Teresa lie close to a favela and are unsafe.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Rio de Janeiro

Southeastern Region, Brazil

Heaven for healthy hedonists – hang glide, surf or hike by day, relax on the beach and party all night. Then, of course, there’s that carnival…

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