Wishlist for Rio de Janeiro

Wishlist for Rio de Janeiro

I love lists so I’ve decided to put together a list of everything I want to do during my next two trips to Rio. I know this is a little late and would have been a much better idea to put together before my first trip. But oh well I didn’t, still better late than never. If you are interested in what I have already done in Rio then you can check out this post. This is a list specifically for things to do in the city of Rio de Janeiro or the surrounding accessible areas by car. Of course I would love to do so much more in Brasil but as I will be spending most of my time in Rio, so I want to concentrate on that for now.

Pão de Açúcar

My Wishlist for Rio de Janeiro

  1. Climb Dois Irmaos
  2. Visit Cristo Redentor
  3. Visit Tijuca National Park: explore the waterfalls and the lookout points
  4. Visit Barra beaches
  5. See the 2016 Olympics
  6. Explore Santa Teresa neighbourhood
  7. Party in Lapa one night
  8. Go to Ilha Grande
  9. Go to Buzios
  10. Watch a football match at Maracanã
  11. Go hand gliding
  12. Take a helicopter ride above the city
  13. Visit Parque das Ruínas
  14. Go to São Conrado beach
  15. Go to Arraial do Cabo
  16. Go Paddle boarding
  17. Stay at Copacabana Palace (or just have a meal/drinks there) <– we had drinks there
  18. Go to a rooftop pool party in Ipanema
  19. Visit the botanical garden
  20. Have dinner and watch sunset at Apravzível Restaurant in Santa Teresa
  21. Eat at Carlota in Leblon
  22. Get steak at Porcão in Ipanema
  23. Eat tapas at Venga in Ipanema
  24. Do samba dancing (maybe even take a lesson)
  25. Eat at Route 66 restaurant in Ipanema
  26. Eat an Acai Bowl
  27. Visit Parque Lage
  28. Wander around Centro neighbourhood

Rio de janeiro - lapa steps

This is by no means a complete list and I’m sure I will continue to add to this as I read more blogs and hear more recommendations. I would love to hear anything else you guys think I should add to this list (just remember I have already done things like Sugarloaf Mountain).

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  1. 3rd March 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Awesome list! Rio would be awesome! Hopefully my girlfriend and I can get down there sometime soon. I can already hear the bossa nova at the rooftop pool!
    Our next big trip is to Japan for some skiing on the north end of the island.


    • Jodie Louise
      3rd March 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Japan for skiing sounds amazing! I hope you get to Rio at some point!

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