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Travel Tips for Rio de Janerio and 2016 Summer Olympics

Discover the vibrant beauty of Rio de Janeiro and get insider travel tips for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Unforgettable adventures await!

Welcome to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, a cultural and natural paradise that has captivated travelers from around the world. From its iconic beaches and lush rainforests to its lively festivals and warm-hearted locals, Rio de Janeiro offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors. In this guide, we will not only explore the enchanting beauty of this Brazilian metropolis but also provide you with valuable travel tips specifically tailored to the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro. Whether you are an athlete, a sports enthusiast, or simply an adventurous traveler, join us as we delve into the best ways to navigate this mesmerizing city, discover its hidden gems, and make the most of your visit during the exciting time of the Summer Olympics. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rhythm and energy of Rio de Janeiro, where sports, culture, and natural wonders collide in a spectacular celebration of human achievement and camaraderie.

Watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and wish that you’d gone to visit? Fret not, the next big chance to see world sport competition in Brazil comes with the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. With a little research, you can still find hotels in Rio de Janeiro that won’t break the bank. Here are a few tips to help make your trip memorable.

Noelle Pikus Pace's silver medal #coreundiet

Noelle Pikus Pace’s silver medal

Travel Tips for Rio de Janerio and 2016 Summer Olympics

Take in a Lesser-Known Sport

Tickets for events like swimming will cost you a pretty penny and will sell out quickly.

If you’d like to get the Olympic experience and spend less, buy tickets for sports that aren’t as popular.

You’ll get the chance to see great competition and gain exposure to something new.

Know Your Events and Venues

It makes sense to stay in an affordable room, like the Windsor Copa Hotel near Copacabana Beach if you are attending beach volleyball tournaments.

For track events, try Maracana.

The Promenade Paradiso is a good choice if swimming is your sport.

It’s a four-star bit of luxury located in Barra, the same part of Rio where you’ll find the Olympic Aquatic Stadium.

It’s also where the largest concentration of Olympic venues is found, which makes this a great place to base yourself if you plan on seeing multiple events.

Be a Smart Ticket Buyer

If you are buying tickets online, do so through a trusted vendor, or, if buying from individuals, do some serious vetting. Your first move should be to register here so you can get updates on ticket availability. You can also go directly through CoSport, the official ticket reseller for USA residents.

Don’t Travel at the Beginning, or End of the Olympics

Unless you are attending opening or closing ceremonies, it’s easier to travel during the games or a few days before or after. Combine your Olympic trip with some vacation time in Rio or elsewhere in Brazil so that you aren’t flying on the busiest dates. Try Hotel Rio Lancaster on Copacabana Beach for an extended stay after the Olympics have ended for value and location.

While anytime is a great time to go to Rio, the 5th through the 21st of August 2016 will be truly magical. There’s nothing like seeing the Olympics for yourself.

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