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Zona SulRio de Janeiro

Zona Sul awaits: its beaches, oceanfront, wildlife and more!

Discover the seaside area of Zona Sul—amazing beaches, gardens and top sights from Ipanema Beach to Avenida Atlantica.

Top hotels in Zona Sul

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Located in Copacabana, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Museum of Modern ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,378 reviews)

"The view to Copacabana Beach was amazing! The staff was very friendly. We will definitely be coming back soon. We recommend this hotel 100%."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2020

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Nestled on the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Fort are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,744 reviews)

"Stunning roof top with infinity pool, sauna and gym. Right across a Copacabana popular beach. Amazing views. Good location."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Hotel Atlântico Rio
Hotel Atlântico Rio
3.5 out of 5
Rua Xavier da Silveira, 112, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £15 per night

Located in Copacabana, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua Barata Ribeiro and Avenida Atlantica. Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (617 reviews)

"Staff was fantastic. Due to coronavirus the pool was closed. Quality due to lack of guests deteriorated"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

Hotel Atlântico Rio
ibis Copacabana Posto 5
ibis Copacabana Posto 5
3 out of 5
Rua Xavier Da Silveira 82, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is £29 per night

Located in Copacabana, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rua Barata Ribeiro, Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Fort ...

4.4/5Excellent! (728 reviews)

"Close to beach very clean hotel. In a perfect location"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

ibis Copacabana Posto 5
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Belmond Copacabana Palace
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Located in Copacabana, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Sugar Loaf ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (918 reviews)

"beautiful, organized, and excellent management and helpers"…"

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2020

Belmond Copacabana Palace
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is £66 per night

Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Garden of Allah and Ipanema Beach. Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach are also within 2 miles ...

4/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Walking distance to Ipanema beach, Staff are very helpful. It can get very noisy on weekends, but then Rio is a party town!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Mar Ipanema Hotel

Popular places to visit in Zona Sul

Copacabana Beach
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Copacabana Beach

4.5/5(132 reviews)

More than just a stretch of sand, Rio de Janeiro’s most famous beach is where locals and visitors from all over the world come to relax, strut, pose and play. 

Ipanema Beach
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Ipanema Beach

4.5/5(71 reviews)

See the place that inspired a famous song about a bikini at this upscale beach.

Sugar Loaf Mountain
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Sugar Loaf Mountain

4.5/5(92 reviews)

Scale this mountain on foot or by cable car to see impressive views of Rio’s beaches, rain forests and its most famous statue.

Flamengo Beach
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Flamengo Beach

4/5(23 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Flamengo Beach, a popular beach in Rio de Janeiro. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Avenida Atlantica
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Avenida Atlantica

4.5/5(51 reviews)

Golden sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, walking paths and some of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular neighborhoods surround this bustling seaside avenue.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Spend time exploring this historic botanical garden to see water features and sculptures, exotic plant species and endangered animals, including the black capuchin.

Top things to do in Zona Sul

Little Africa And The City Of Samba: Where Dreams Come True
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Little Africa And The City Of Samba: Where Dreams Come True

£77
Per adult
Nightclub Admission
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Nightclub Admission

£101
Per adult
Tijuca Forest and Botanic Garden of Rio Jeep Adventure
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Tijuca Forest and Botanic Garden of Rio Jeep Adventure

£54
Per adult

Other areas in Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema featuring markets as well as a large group of people

Ipanema

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

Ipanema is highly notable for its stunning beaches, and you might want to visit top sights like Ipanema Beach and Rua Farme de Amoedo. See more of Rio de Janeiro by jumping on the metro at Nossa Senhora da Paz Station or Ipanema-General Osorio Station.

Ipanema
Copacabana

Copacabana

4/5Very Good!(169 area reviews)

Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach are top sights in Copacabana, and you should be sure to explore the stunning beaches. Hop aboard the metro at Siqueira Campos Station or Cardeal Arcoverde Station to see more sights in the area.

Copacabana
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Region, Brazil

Botafogo

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

Discover Botafogo, memorable for its beaches. Popular attractions in Botafogo include Rio Sul Shopping Mall and Guanabara Bay, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Botafogo Station.

Botafogo
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Region, Brazil
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Leblon

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Leblon for its beaches, but many stay to explore sights like Leblon Beach and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at Antero de Quental Station.

Leblon
Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Region, Brazil
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Leme

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Leme. A stop by Avenida Atlantica or Copacabana Beach might round out your trip.

Leme
Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Region, Brazil
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Laranjeiras

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the monuments and parks in Laranjeiras. You might want to make time for a stop at Guinle Park or Morro dos Prazeres.

Laranjeiras