Few cities in the world can boast of luxury as you can see in this city. The sumptuous palaces, natural beauty and many tourists. To many people is life’s unfulfilled desire to visit at least ones a lavish carnival or to enjoy the beautiful beaches. But in this city there is one dark side of life, poverty and misery have knocking on the doors of many homes. The fight against crime is here everyday. However, if you arrive in Rio de Janeiro, you will not be disappointed, because in spite of hardship, people are full of optimism, and they live their lives in the rhythm of music and dance.
How to Find a Hotel in Rio De Janeiro
- Search the Internet. The best way to find lodging accommodations anywhere is the Internet, Rio included. Many hotel booking websites allow you to compare prices and locations. Popular websites include Travelpod, AOL Travel, TripAdvisor, Expedia and many others. Internet booking sites are not only easier than dealing with booking over the telephone, but they also allow you to read reviews from previous guests.
- Discuss hotel deals with your local travel agent. If you can afford to plan and book a vacation to Rio through a travel agency, then you will discuss your needs and budget with your agent who will then find the appropriate hotel for you.
- Find a tourism office in Rio. If you are adventurous enough to get on a plane and fly to Brazil without any guarantee of a place to rest your head the first night, then your best bet would be to visit a tourism agency in Rio if you do not speak Portuguese. The Rio Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at: Rua Guilhermina Guinle, 272 / 6º andar 22270-060 Rio de Janeiro/RJ - Brasil Phone: 011 (+55 21) 2266 9750 www.rcvb.com.br Note: U.S. and Canadian callers must dial "011" instead of "00" for international calls.
- Solicit help from Cariocas, the Brazilian term for a native of Rio de Janeiro. If you find yourself in Rio without a hotel, many "travel agents" can be found in the high tourist areas waiting and willing to show you to a hotel. Be sure to tip them.
- If all else fails, forget the hotel and spend the night under the stars on the beach. Though for safety and security reasons, this is not recommended. Many alternative lodging forms exist in Rio, such as pousadas (similar to a B&B) and youth hostels.