Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At a Glance
Luxurious hotel on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach
375 guest rooms and suites
Fairmont Gold category rooms boast a separate check-in area and lounge, as well as 24-hour butler service
Two outdoor pools ensures that whatever time of day you lounge, you can always catch some rays
Best time to Visit
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Rio de Janeiro is a year round destination. Spring (September - October) is one of the nicest times to visit Rio, before the humidity sets in. Rio's forests and gardens are lush and beautiful to see at this time. Summer vacation begins in mid-December and lasts until February. During this time the beaches are packed with Cariocas working on their tans. This can also be the rainiest time of year in Rio. The heavy heat starts around October and will reach 40 degrees Celsius on a sunny day. Winter vacation happens in July and, although the days can stay hot, the evenings in Rio get relatively chilly dropping to 15 degrees Celsius. The winds and dampness can make this feel colder. Summers are best for diving while the winter months (June - August) are the best for surfers. Carnaval is held every year, 7 weeks before Easter Sunday. During this period, and often the weeks leading up to it, Rio is at its liveliest. It is also a time when prices skyrocket and crowds can become unbearable.
To start planning your holiday to Fairmont Copacabana
Situated on one of Brazil's most iconic stretches of beach, Fairmont Copacabana offers luxury accommodation and fantastic facilities, ideal for a stay in the vibrant ocean front city of Rio de Janeiro.
Located in the southern corner of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach and just a short walk from neighbouring Ipanema, Fairmont Copacabana is perfectly situated for exploring Rio's many attractions or simply unwinding on the golden sands out front.
The Fairmont Copacabana boasts 375 guestrooms and suites, decorated in neutral tones with blues to reflect the Atlantic Ocean outside. Any Fairmont Gold category rooms also provide access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge where guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and an exclusive happy hour.
Facilities at this well-appointed property include the impressive Willow Stream SPA which is synonymous with the Fairmont brand, as well as two outdoor swimming pools, perfect for catching those rays as the sun moves from east to west. The Marine Restô restaurant has huge windows which make the most of spectacular views towards Sugar Loaf Mountain and across Copacabana Beach, while the bar offers a relaxing space in which to enjoy a traditional caipirinha.
There are 375 guestrooms and suites at Fairmont Copacabana, each spacious and decorated in a classic modern style with neutral furnishings and a splash of blue to reflect the ocean. Rooms feature a king-size bed or two single beds and boast either a city view or an ocean view. All come complete with air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, LCD HDTV, full-length mirror, hairdryer, pillow menu and digital safe.
Fairmont Gold Rooms can be found on a separate floor and boast the additional benefits of access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge where breakfast, afternoon tea and happy hours are included, separate check-in area and 24-hour butler service.
Facilities at the Fairmont Copacabana include the Willow Stream Spa which is a feature of all Fairmont properties and the perfect place to relax when not enjoying the hotel's two swimming pools. The Marine Restô is the place to dine on property, with a menu of delicious seafood dishes and incredible views out to Sugar Loaf Mountain and across the Atlantic Ocean.there is also a separate bar and a cafe serving casual snacks and a selection of drinks.
Rio is a fantastic city just waiting to be explored. Excursions can be arranged to visit some of the highlights including the famous Corcovado monument, Sugar Loaf, the Tijuca forest and the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa.
Cook with a local in Rio
Uncover the secrets to Brazil's diverse and distinctive cuisine in this hands-on cookery class, learning how to prepare the perfect caipirinha, along with various other typical Brazilian dishes. Finish with an all important tasting session.
Hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain
Take in one of Rio's most iconic sights from an alternative perspective, enjoying a challenging hike with some climbing thrown in, up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. No experience necessary; your experienced guide will assist you with the climbing.
Rio Art Galleries and Shopping
The art scene in Rio de Janeiro is bursting at the seams, discover why this city has been labelled Brazil's cultural capital. Explore famous art galleries followed by some world class shopping!
Rio by Bike
Experience the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro in a unique and exciting way with your very own private guide – on a bicycle! Make plenty of stops along the way and pass many of the city's key landmarks, travelling alongside those iconic beaches.
Experience the biggest party of the year at Rio de Janeiro's infamous Carnival, a weekend of Samba beats, energetic dancing and dazzling costumes. Samba schools spend all year preparing for the main event so this really is a remarkable spectacle.
Rio Sailing Experience
Escape the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro on this private full-day sailing trip. This is the perfect activity for those who relish the finer things in life and want to break the humdrum – this is no ordinary Rio city experience.
Rio southern beaches and SUP
Rio is famous for its spectacular beaches so why not stray further afield to the quieter, southern part of the city where you can explore some of the more secluded spots, a popular choice amongst the local surfing community.
Sunrise picnic at Christ the Redeemer
As dawn breaks over Rio, tuck into a picnic breakfast at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain. An early start is rewarded with panoramic views of the city from this iconic landmark before other visitors are admitted.
Yoga at the Botanical Gardens
For the ultimate way to relax your body and mind, enjoy a yoga class in the Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, the perfect backdrop for some soothing stretching and a lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of Copacabana Beach.
Location & directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How to get there
12-hour flight from London to Rio de Janeiro, followed by a 45-minute drive from the international airport.
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