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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

Rio de Janeiro Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Rio de Janeiro with our insider's guide.

Boating and Sailing

Dive Point. Schooner tours around the main beaches of Rio and as far afield as Búzios and Angra are offered here, as well as deep-sea and wreck...

Golf

Gávea Golf Club. Nonmembers can play this upmarket golfing club's impeccably groomed course on weekdays. The greens fee is steep, but you can...

Surfing

Surfing remains hugely popular in Rio, but kite surfing is growing rapidly, too, with several schools opening on Barra beachfront and out of...

Tennis

Parque do Flamengo. Municipal tennis courts rare in Rio, so the two near Flamengo Beach, both in good condition, are popular. The courts can...

Horse Racing

Jóquei Clube. This beautiful old racetrack conjures up a bygone era of grandeur with its impeccably preserved betting hall, 1920s grandstand...

Soccer

Estádio Maracanã. The vast stadium is nothing short of legendary, and watching a soccer game here is a must if the season (from mid-January...

Hang Gliding

DeHilton and his team have years of experience of flying over Tijuca Forest and landing on São Conrado beach. They can arrange pick-up and drop...

Hiking and Climbing

Given the changeable weather and the harsh terrain, guides are recommended for all major walks and climbs in Rio. Of particular note within...

Karting

Kartodromo Premium. This is the biggest recreational karting track in Rio (1.6 km/1 mile). Group parties are accepted. If you're solo, you...

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