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Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Botafogo

The area's art galleries and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Botafogo. Well-liked for its gardens, beaches and wildlife, this city is both scenic and cosmopolitan. Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Botafogo

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Botafogo a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • RioZoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • AquaRio (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Gavea Golf and Country Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Itanhanga Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Olympic Park (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Olympic Golf Course (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Botafogo

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Botafogo. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Parque Henrique Lage (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Icarai Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Chacrinha State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Praia do Leme (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Botafogo

The nearest airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 10.5 mi (16.8 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Botafogo Station to easily navigate the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Botafogo?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,219 vacation rentals near Botafogo. From 1,069 Condos/Apartments to 64 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Botafogo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Botafogo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,069 Condos/Apartments in Botafogo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Botafogo include:

  • Houses: 64 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,128 rentals available
  • Hotels: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Botafogo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 100 vacation rentals with pool available in Botafogo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.