What's the best time of year for weather?
What's the best time of year for weather?
Rio de Janeiro Weather and When to Go:
Thanks for the quick response
Our summer is very very hot (Dec to March).
The other months have more pleasant temperatures, but it is still hot.
You can go to the beach during all the year in Rio de Janeiro.
Would like to know how the trip advisor members feel about taking a South American vacation to Rio de Janeiro in June or July which are the winter months. I assume better rates and cooler temperatures, rain is allways unpredictable but Hope fully manageable. I would appreciate your opinions and recommendations .
June and July are very good months, weather-wise, in Rio.
And, yes, you can expect better rates, but, sad to say, no great bargains. Rio is fairly expensive all year long.
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Some things and places to consider during your visit to Rio:
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the train leaving every half hour.
Ticket price for adults: R$46
Sugar Loaf Information:
Hours: the ticket office opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 7:50 p.m.
The park always closes one hour after the ticket office.
The cable cars depart every 20 minutes or whenever full capacity is reached (65 passengers).
Ticket price for adults: R$53
Lagoa is the neighborhood around the lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas. It is one of Rio's nicer areas for walking or biking.
Video of Lagoa:
Rio’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico) is a nature park containing more than 6,000 different species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees and 140 species of birds.
Paquetá is a district of Rio de Janeiro situated on an island in the middle of the Guanabara Bay. The island is an auto-free zone, so travel is limited to bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. You should schedule at least half a day to spend strolling around the island.
You can get to Ilha de Paquetá by ferry, departing in the mornings from Praça XV in downtown (Centro) Rio. The ferry trip takes about one hour. You can also take the speedboat, leaving from a dock adjacent to the ferry.
Most of Paquetá’s houses date from the beginning of the 20th century, but there are some older buildings dating from the early 1700's, all of them well preserved. The whole island is beautifully landscaped, and because of its size and the fact that it is accessible only by boat, Paquetá is one of the safest places in Rio, with virtually no crime. It’s charming, laid-back, and a favorite spot for working-class Cariocas.
Think about having Brazil’s famous national dish, feijoada, a savory stew of black beans and various meats, at Casa da Feijoada, which is reputed to have the best-tasting feijoada in Ipanema. The restaurant is located right near General Osório Square (Rua Prudente de Morais 10).
Video view of Casa da Feijoada Restaurant:
Visit Santa Teresa. This is something you can easily, safely, and inexpensively do on your own via the Metro from the Zona Sul, which is also a wonderful way to meet everyday Cariocas, many of whom speak some English and seem eager to chat with visitors.
Santa Teresa, in the Lapa/Centro area, is replete with charming colonial houses, little shops, fruit and vegetable markets, galleries, and restaurants.
Get off at Carioca Metro Station, walk to a nearby bus stop for a bus that will take you to Santa Teresa in ten minutes.
After Santa Teresa you might want to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral
and the Confeitaria Colombo in nearby Centro. This elegant Victorian tearoom hasn't changed much since it opened in 1894 and is a good example of Rio’s café culture reminiscent of 19th Century Europe.
Confeitaria Colombo now has a location in Copacabana, Café do Forte, located at Copacabana Fort, facing Copacabana Beach.
Centro, the Heart of Rio:
The beautifully restored neoclassical building housing Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is itself a work of art and definitely worth a visit. One of the city's most important cultural centers, the CCBB is located at Rua Primeiro de Março, 66, in the Centro (downtown) district. (Subway: Uruguaiana.)
The building includes an art gallery, three theatres, a cinema showing art films, and a large exhibit of fine arts and photography, with some permanent exhibitions like the collection of Brazilian money. With a bookstore, café, and tea salon, it is a favorite meeting point for both tourists and Cariocas.
Exhibits are always free and many of the programs are also free, although some theaters or events may charge a small fee. Check local newspapers for entertainment listings before you go. Phone: (21) 3808-2020. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guided tours in English by appointment.
Walking Tour: Lapa, Cinelândia, and Largo da Carioca:
And don’t forget the Hippie Fair in General Osório Square in Ipanema on Sundays:
Insider Guide to Rio:
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June and July this year will NOT be cheap because of the Confederations Cup.
On the plus side, the weather is much cooler (except in the Northeast where it's really hot the whole year). You can even see snow, if you're lucky - in this case head to Santa Catarina State, particularly São Joaquim or Urubici.
It depends what weather you are looking for...
To me, the rainy seaon is the best one... starting now!
I hate the sun with all my heart.