Rio de Janeiro Neighborhoods


2. Centro

Rio's downtown may lack the allure of the beaches, but there's plenty here to merit a visit. Rio's oldest streets can be...


3. Copacabana

Sun, sea and scantily clad beach beauties all spring to mind when one thinks of Copacabana, and while the neighborhood's...


4. Ipanema

Ipanema scarcely needs any introduction, having been made famous world wide by the classic bossa nova tune Girl From...


5. Jardim Botanico

Leafy, tranquil, sedate...these are not words commonly associated with Rio de Janeiro, but all apply to the scenic...


6. Lapa

Less than a decade ago, the downtown neighborhood of Lapa was virtually a no-go area for tourists, with its crumbling...


7. Leblon

If you're looking for beautiful people, top-notch restaurants, lively bars and a stunning beach, look no further than...


8. Santa Teresa

There's more to Rio de Janeiro than beaches, and this leafy neighborhood that clings to the jungle-clad hillside above...


9. Urca

As relaxed, tranquil and peaceful as the rest of Rio de Janeiro is fast-paced, hectic and full of noise, Urca is a...

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