Rio de Janeiro

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Rio de Janeiro - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • Boating and Sailing

    Dive Point. Schooner tours around the main beaches of Rio and as far afield as Búzios and Arraial do Cabo are offered here, as well as deep...

  • Golf

    Gávea Golf and Country Club. With a stunning setting overlooking the ocean and framed by the towering Pedra da Gávea mountain, Gávea Golf...

  • Hang Gliding

    Rio Hang Gliding. This highly reputable and experienced hang-gliding outfit, run by Brazilian champion Konrad Heilmann, who has more than...

  • 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...

  • Horse Racing

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Surfing

    Surfing remains hugely popular in Rio, and stand-up paddleboarding is a current trend—kiosks offer stand-up paddleboards and classes all along...

  • Tennis

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