Destination guide

Have a rip-roaring good time in the State of Rio de Janeiro

Ready, set, samba—it's time for a vacation in Rio de Janeiro! It isn't just the capital city that offers the prospect of fun-filled hours, as the entire eponymous state holds much promise, too. Expansive beaches and jacuzzi-warm water on the coast, tropical mountain forests, and a perennially vibrant culture make the region one of the top travel destinations in Brazil. Book State of Rio de Janeiro vacation rentals and get ready to party with your posse during Carnival or spend quality time with the family in the lush mountain resorts of Petropolis and Teresopolis.

Activities

Rio's 3 R's: Reading, riding, and rhythm

Bring the kids to the Festa Literaria Internacional de Paraty (FLIP) literary festival, held annually in July or August in Paraty, where they can join creative workshops and meet with writers and illustrators. When it comes to outdoor activities, the whole family can sign up for horse riding classes in Saquarema farms and ranches, or join bike tours in the capital to see its most famous landmarks. For some of the best live music in town, head over to the bohemian Lapa neighborhood, where you'll find yourself swaying to the rhythms of forro, chorinho, and pagode.

Weather

State of Rio de Janeiro: a tropical treat in all seasons

It's warm as toast on the coast in the summer months from December to March, where the annual mean temperature is around 79 degrees—perfect for just lounging on the beach. Go farther inland and you'll find summer temperatures a bit cooler at 72 degrees. Though the entire state enjoys a tropical climate, it can get quite frigid in winter, from June to September, when the temperature dives to a low of 46 degrees. It also isn't unheard of for mountain cities like Nova Friburgo, Teresopolis, and Petropolis to experience subzero temperatures, with a side of frost and snow.

Natural features

At the copa (Copacabana), you'll fall in love

If an amazing beach holiday is what you're after, State of Rio de Janeiro vacation rentals will put you close to some of the best beaches on the planet. You can go paddleboarding in world-famous Copacabana Beach, splash in the tide pools of Ipanema Beach, and jam to live music at sunset at Leme Beach. If mountains are your thing, then Itatiaia National Park is sure to please. Located in the Mantiqueira Mountains, it's Brazil's oldest national park. Feel free to go chasing waterfalls, or to stick to the rivers and lakes.

Where to stay around State of Rio de Janeiro?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,208 vacation rentals near State of Rio de Janeiro. From 2,530 Houses to 3,165 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the State of Rio de Janeiro area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in State of Rio de Janeiro?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in State of Rio de Janeiro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rio de Janeiro: 2,567 vacation rentals
  • Armação de Búzios: 1,945 vacation rentals
  • Rio de Janeiro: 2,597 vacation rentals
  • Ipanema: 1,104 vacation rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 2,226 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in State of Rio de Janeiro! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in State of Rio de Janeiro?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in State of Rio de Janeiro:

  • Rio de Janeiro: 2,567 rentals
  • Armação de Búzios: 1,945 rentals
  • Cabo Frio: 2,353 rentals
  • Arraial do Cabo: 1,372 rentals
  • Paraty: 367 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to State of Rio de Janeiro?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in State of Rio de Janeiro are:

  • Santos Dumont Airport (SDU): 2,450 vacation rentals
  • Petropolis (QPE): 224 vacation rentals
  • Cabo Frio International Airport (CFB): 2,313 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in State of Rio de Janeiro?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in State of Rio de Janeiro. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Buzios Marina: 2,294 rentals
  • Paraty Beach: 349 rentals
  • Joao Fernandinho Beach: 2,263 rentals
  • Chapel of Our Lady Desatanudos: 2,301 rentals
  • Paraty House of Culture: 349 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around State of Rio de Janeiro listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around State of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
2,567 vacation rentals
Armação de Búzios
1,945 vacation rentals
Cabo Frio
2,353 vacation rentals
Arraial do Cabo
1,372 vacation rentals
Paraty
367 vacation rentals
Angra dos Reis
416 vacation rentals
Petrópolis
248 vacation rentals
Niterói
2,091 vacation rentals
Teresópolis
189 vacation rentals
Rio das Ostras
113 vacation rentals
São Pedro da Aldeia
2,220 vacation rentals
Saquarema
143 vacation rentals
Mangaratiba
296 vacation rentals
Maricá
179 vacation rentals
Visconde de Mauá
57 vacation rentals
Lumiar
33 vacation rentals
Guapimirim
175 vacation rentals
Macaé
66 vacation rentals
Itatiaia
70 vacation rentals
Araruama
245 vacation rentals