Miramar by Windsor
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At a Glance
Prime beach front location but affords good value for money
Take in the stunning views over the city from the roof top infinity pool
Wander down to Ipanema beach for a spot of lunch or people watching
Kick start the day with a scrumptious breakfast while taking in the morning views across the beach
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.
Miramar by Windsor hotel has a fabulous location overlooking Copacabana Beach and within walking distance of Ipanema. Guest rooms have a contemporary, fresh feel. Soak in the views from the infinity edge rooftop pool or relax on Rio's most famous beach.
The Miramar by Windsor's central location is the perfect place from which to explore Rio de Janeiro's top attractions, glamorous shops, bars and restaurants and of course, the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
The hotel itself has a clean modern design throughout, and offers a very comfortable stay with attentive service on hand, affording good value for money. The rooms are light and spacious with views across the city and the golden sand of Copacabana. All rooms are en-suite with rainfall showers in bathrooms and there is even the option for personal butler service just to ensure that your every need is taken care of.
The hotel has excellent facilities including the rooftop pool which affords fantastic views over the coastline and the mountain backdrop, a modern fitness suite and a restaurant.
All rooms are equipped with modern amenities and are en-suite. All have air-conditioning, in room safes, phones, wifi, 42" Televisions and pillow menus.
Rooftop pool with amazing views, restaurant, gym, rooftop bar and lounge area.
Experience the highlights of Rio de Janeiro such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain, explore the trendy neighbourhood of Lapa and relax on the sands of Copacabana or Ipanema beaches.
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 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.
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.
Brazil Emerald Coast Escape
Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Ubatuba
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- An easy simple itinerary that combines Rio, the beautiful Emerald Coast and colonial Paraty without any internal flights
- Take a morning stroll through the stunning botanical gardens in Rio
- Explore colonial Paraty on foot - no cars are allowed
Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, & Buzios
from £3200 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- A great value itinerary, ideal for a first time visit to Brazil
- Visit the Iguazu Falls which are immersed deep in the jungle on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
- Explore the vibrant coastal city of Rio de Janeiro and relax on iconic Copacabana beach
Wildlife of Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Amazon, Pantanal
from £6500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Discover the incredible array of wildlife in Brazil as you explore the Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon Rainforest
- Spend time in Rio de Janeiro taking in some of Brazil's most iconic sights
- Enjoy night walks in the jungle to observe the Amazon's nocturnal widlife
Location & directions
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Miramar Palace Hotel is situated on Copacabana Beach, within walking distance of Ipanema Beach, and approximately 15 miles from the Tom Jobim International Airport.
How to get there
11-hour 55-minute international flight to Rio de Janeiro. Miramar By Windsor is approx. a 30-minute drive from the airport.
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