Activities in Rio de Janeiro

Are you looking for the best activities to experience in Rio de Janeiro? From samba dancing and beach volleyball to hiking through the Tijuca Forest and paragliding off Pedra Bonita, Rio offers a wide range of exciting adventures for every type of traveler. Wondering where to find the most popular activities in Rio de Janeiro? Keep reading for our top recommendations!

1. Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

Maracanã Stadium Sunset

Officially known as Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã serves as a soccer stadium for the national team of Brazil. The Maracanzinho arena, which translates to "The Little Maracanã", is located within the same complex as the stadium.

2. Rio Academia Amstel Ultra, Rio de Janeiro

Rio Academia Gym

Train alongside the Rio shoreline. Rio Academia Amstel Ultra offers ample gym equipment alongside scheduled classes of yoga, capoeira, and tai chi.

3. Vista Chinesa, Rio de Janeiro

Vista Chinesa View

Observation deck demarcated by an Asian-style pavilion - a structure built to honor Brazil's Chinese population. Hike from Jardim Botânico to enjoy a number of natural waterfalls en-route. Can also be reached on foot from Parque Lage.

4. Costa Brava Clube, Rio de Janeiro

Costa Brava Clube Seaview

The Costa Brava Clube is a leisure complex that sits at the tip of Joatinga Beach, and resembles a ship at sea. It features a 400-person saltwater pool, a multipurpose spa, sport facilities, and many other natural elements.

5. Rio by Bike Tours, Rio de Janeiro

Bike Rio Beach

Rio by Bike offers daily tours in the city. They use sturdy bikes, and speak English, Dutch, and Portuguese. Tourists are taken to Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Palace, as well as some of the city's more hidden lanes.