Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival.


Centro including Lapa and Santa Teresa. The city's financial and business centre also has many historic buildings from its early days, such as the Municipal Theatre, National Library, National Museum of Fine Arts, Tiradentes Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and Pedro Ernesto Palace.

  • Zona Sul (South Zone) including Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema, as well as the districts along Flamengo Beach. Contains some of the more upscale neighborhoods and many of the major tourist sites, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains.

  • Zona Norte (North Zone). The Maracanã stadium, Quinta da Boa Vista Park with the National Museum the city's Zoo, the National Observatory and more.

  • Zona Oeste (West Zone), a rapidly growing suburban area including primarily the districts of Jacarepaguá and Barra da Tijuca, popular for its beaches. Most of the Olympics in 2016 will be hosted there.

By plane

  • International and most domestic flights land at Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (better known as Galeão International Airport) Tel: +55 21 3398-5050 (fax 3393-2288). This airport is 20 km away from the city centre and main hotels.

  • Santos Dumont Airport Tel. +55-21-3814-7070 (fax. 2533-2218). Gets flights only from São Paulo and some of Brazil's largest cities such as Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Salvador, as well as the capital Brasilia. Located right next to the city centre, by the Guanabara bay.

Walk Around

Four bus lines operated by Real [7] depart from right outside the arrival section of Galeão and Santos Dumont. Buses are air-conditioned and comfy, with ample luggage space. They run rougly every 30 minutes from 5:30 AM to 10 PM.

  • 2018 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Alvorada (Via Orla da Zona Sul) runs between both airports, the main bus terminal and further along the beachfront of Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, and has its terminus at the Alvorada terminal near Barra Shopping in Barra da Tijuca. The full run takes at least 60 minutes, often double that. Tickets are R$ 12.

  • 2918 Aeroporto Internacional do RJ/Alvorada (Via Linha Amarela) runs to the Alvorada bus terminal (Barra da Tijuca), via Jacarapaguá (the best spot for taxis) from Galeão airport along the Linha Amarela in as little as 35 minutes, traffic allowing. R$ 12

There are two types of taxis. As you leave Customs you will see booths of different companies offering their services. These are considerably more expensive (ex: Galeão - Copacabana R$70; Galeão – Barra da Tijuca R$99) than the standard yellow taxis that are outside the terminal building but the quality of the cars is generally better. These taxis can often charge double the price of those ordinary taxis which are located about one hundred meters from the arrivals exit and should cost you about R$60 (October 2012) on the meter to reach Barra da Tijuca.


The venue will take place at Windsor Barra Hotel, located in Barra da Tijuca. As an option for accommodation, we have Royalty Hotel.

Windsor Barra

Daily Rate Single : R$518,00 + 10% Service Tax + 5% City Tax

Daily Rate Double : R$570,00 + 10% Service Tax + 5% City Tax

Tourism Rate – USD 3,00/day

Royalty Hotel (10 minutes walking)

Daily Rate Single : R$420,00 + 5% City Tax

Daily Rate Double : R$506,00 + 5% City Tax

Tourism Rate – USD 3,00/day

For informations, please contact Elaine Oliveira (email)


Max. Daytime temperature – 32C

Min. Nightime temperature – 20C


Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.




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