About Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known for its Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Rio de Janeiro is also famous for hosting one of the world’s largest carnival festivals. As the sixth most populous municipality in the Americas, and the second most populous in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s metro population stands at roughly 12,280,700 people. The economy here is determined by its service sectors, commerce, industrial activities, and agriculture. It is also the primary resort and tourist attraction of Brazil. Every year, nearly three million international tourists visit its mountains, beaches, and hotels.
Popular Destinations in Rio de Janeiro
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Rio de Janeiro? Some of the best attractions found in this vibrant city are listed below:
Christ The Redeemer: Viewed by many as the number one tourist attraction in the Rio de Janeiro, Christ The Redeemer is a statue of Christ with outstretched arms and has been recognized as one of the seven wonders of the world. The iconic landmark watches over Rio de Janeiro at a staggering elevation of 2330 feet above sea level. Construction on the 125-foot tall monument, comprised of concrete and soapstone mosaic tiles, began in 1922 and took about nine years to complete. Known as having the best vantage point in Rio de Janeiro, Christ The Redeemer receives nearly 2,000,000 visitors reach year.
Ipanema Beach: This beach’s claim to fame may well be thanks to “The Girl From Ipanema” (a well-known 1960s Bossa Nova song). Ipanema Beach stretches for two miles along Brazil’s beautiful cobalt waters, mountain views, and gorgeous sandy beaches. Visitors are treated to the aroma of skewered shrimp grilling, fellow sunbathers, and the ever-amusing game of futevolei (a spin on volleyball which bans the use of hands) or frescobol (which is basically tennis played with wooden paddles and no net). In addition to games and fellow sunbathers, visitors can explore art galleries, shops, and restaurants for a taste of local culture.
Maracana Stadium: Sports fans may want to stop into Maracana, Rio’s famous soccer stadium. Soccer (or futbol) is a major part of Rio’s culture; in fact, Rio hosted twice, in both 1950 and again in 2014.These credentials gave Maracana Stadium the distinction of being the only stadium to host to not one but two World Cup finals. Onlookers may also recognize Maracana Stadium from the 2016 Olympics, where both ceremonies as well as the soccer finals were held. The additional seating, restaurants, and shops that visitors see today were all part of a $500 million renovation. A clear example of just how important futbol, or soccer, is to the city can be seen through Rio’s four major soccer teams – Vasco da Gama, Fluminense, Flamengo, and Botafogo. It is not uncommon for these stands to rock with samba dancing, music, and chanting during matches.
Luxury Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Rio de Janeiro? Rio de Janeiro, popular for tourists, is also great for discerning guests. This explains why there is no lack of luxury lodging amenities found here. Some notable examples include:
- Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro
- JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
- Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro
- Santa Teresa Hotel by Sofitel
- Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort
- Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Airports In or Nearby Rio de Janeiro For Private Jets
A number of airports are located in or around Rio de Janeiro, making air travel convenient for our esteemed clients. These include:
- Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG):Located around 4 miles away from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airportis one of the major airports in Brazil. It is the main airport serving Rio de Janeiro, andis a hub for LATAM Brasil and Gol Transportes Aéreos. The airport sits at an altitude of 28 feet above sea level and has two runways: one made of concrete measuring 13,000 feet in length and one made of asphalt measuring 10,400 feet long. The airport serves more than 16 million passengers annually, and handles more than 130,000 aircraft operations per year.
- Santos Dumont Airport (SDU):Santos Dumont Airport is a major airport serving Rio de Janeiro, and is located around 10 miles away from the city center. The local airport has twoasphalt runways measuring 4,300 and 4,200 feet in length. These are designated in the 02R/20L and 02L/20R directions respectively. The airport stands at an elevation of 11 feet above sea level, and serves more than 9 million passengers annually. It also records over 120,000 aircraft operations annually, and handles more than 2,800 metric tons of cargo over the same period on average. The airport serves both scheduled commercial air traffic as well as private and chartered traffic.
- Cabo Frio International Airport (CFB): Cabo Frio International Airport is located 175miles away from Rio de Janeiro. The airport is located at an altitude of 16 feet above sea level, and has one concrete runway measuring 4921 feet in length as well as an asphalt runway measuring 7500 feet long.The airport serves an average of three million passengers annually, and has more than 47,000 aircraft movements annually.
- São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU):São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is located230 miles from Rio de Janeiro. The airport serves as a hub for multiple commercial airlines including Avianca Brazil. The airportsitsat an altitude of 2459 feet above sea level. It has twoasphalt runways measuring 12,100 feet and 9,800 feet in length. The airport serves more than 38 million passengers annually, making it one of the busiest in the country. It handles more than 300,000 aircraft operations, and makes an economic impact of more than US$3 billion annually.
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