All you need to know about Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil after Sao Paulo and is one of the most famous cities in the world. The city is renowned for the iconic Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and the annually staged Carnival, which sees millions of Cariocas samba dancing and partying in the city streets. The spectacular Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are two of the most famous beaches in the world. When on a business trip to Rio de Janeiro, be sure to dedicate some time for exploring the city! In 2016, Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympic Games, whilst the Maracanã staged the 2014 World Cup Final. Despite Rio de Janeiro being a popular destination for tourists and business travellers alike, the city has a wealth divide, being home to a number of favelas including Vidigal and Rocinha. The economy in Rio de Janeiro is prosperous, with the city by far the most visited city in South America. Although tourism is key to the local economy, Rio de Janeiro is also home to the headquarters of Brazilian oil, mining and telecommunications companies, including Petrobras and Vale. When planning a trip to Brazil, be sure to check out our great range of serviced apartments in Rio de Janeiro.  


Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Rio de Janeiro. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Brazil

Transport in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport is the largest airport in the city and the point of arrival for international visitors. The city is also served by Santos Dumont Airportwhich mostly accommodates domestic arrivals. From GIG Airport, taking a licensed airport taxi is the quickest and most efficient method of transport to the city. Alternatively, taking the BRT bus to Vincente de Carvalho metro station and changing onto the L2 metro line will bring you into Central station. Here you can change onto L1 metro line, which terminates at General Osorio. Most serviced apartments are located within walking distance. The metro is the most effective method of transport in Rio de Janeiro, with metro lines running from the business district along the coast to Leblon, passing through Ipanema and Copacabana. Buses and taxis also provide transport methods for business travellers visiting Rio de Janeiro.  

Weather in Rio de Janeiro 

The weather in Rio is great all year round! The hottest months are between December and March, with the tropical climate of Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding region bringing heavy rainfall during this period. In winter, the climate is still warm and sunny, so be sure to pack sun screen and those Havaianas!

Sights in Rio de Janeiro

There is so much to see for business travellers in Rio that we guarantee you will feel the need to come back! First up, high on any travellers bucket list is the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the statue stands arms spread blessing the city below. Sugar Loaf Mountain is another spectacular sight, with the peak providing stunning views. Finally, no trip to Rio de Janeiro is complete without visiting the world famous Copacabana Beach! 


- Rio de Janeiro is translated as January River. Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos mistook Guanabara Bay for a river.  

- Tijuca Forest in Rio is the largest urban forest in the world and hosts the wonderful Christ The Redeemer. 

- Rod Stewart performed the largest concert in history at Copacabana Beach, with over 3.5million spectators!  

- The Maracanã stadium, a footballing cathedral, holds the record attendance for a football match. Over 200,000 people watched Brazil lose to Uruguay in the final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

- Rio de Janeiro briefly served as the capital of the Portuguese Empire, becoming the first non-European, European capital!  

- There is a statue of Michael Jackson in Santa Marta. The King of Pop recorded the music video for his 1995 hit ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ in the favela and quickly became adored by locals.  


Our serviced apartments in Rio de Janeiro are established with business travellers in mind. Situated in a great location by Ipanema Beach and Leblon, our corporate accommodation offers the perfect recluse. Our serviced apartments are modern, spacious, excellently located in Rio and come fully furnished. We understand that business trips involve busy schedules, which is why we offer flexible check in. Moreover, our Rio de Janeiro apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in a hotel. Primarily, our clients are able to choose how regular they would like their apartment to be serviced. This is designed to encourage fewer intrusions which is geared at making you feel at home in Rio. Secondly, our serviced accommodation in Rio de Janeiro is equipped with kitchen facilities, allowing our corporate clients flexibility. Guests can choose between dining in one of the many Ipanema and Leblon restaurants, and cooking at home. Business travellers appreciate this flexibility which also proves to be cost effective. Finally, the average serviced apartment in Rio is roughly twice the size of a typical hotel room. This additional space in corporate accommodation provides more room to relax, whilst enabling our clients to entertain guests or conduct business meetings in the living space. 


Opting to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment in Rio de Janeiro is highly beneficial for business travellersWith over 20 years’ experience in the corporate accommodation industry, at SilverDoor we are best placed to understand your business needs and arrange the perfect apartment for your stay. Our booking agents have an unrivalled expertise in their field and an extensive knowledge of serviced apartments in Rio de Janeiro. They do their utmost to ensure that every client is entirely satisfied with the level of customer service they receive and the quality of their business accommodation. Having a strong knowledge of the corporate accommodation sector in Rio de Janeiro, we aim to offer the best apartments in the city. We regularly look to expand our portfolio of top quality accommodation in the city, underlining our commitment to offering the best serviced apartments in Rio de Janeiro. 

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro with Christ Redeemer and Corcovado

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