Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro

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Instantly recognizable from a thousand photographs of Rio de Janerio's cityscape, the beach at Botafogo Bay offers a view of the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain across Guanabara Bay, unrivalled by anywhere else on the ground. The neighborhood is home to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, a multi-sport club and one of Brazil's biggest soccer teams. Attractions include the home of writer and politician Ruy Barbosa, the Museu do Índio--which explores the culture and history of the major indigenous peoples of Brazil--and the Villa-Lobos Museum. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro vacation generator to schedule your visit to Botafogo Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Is a postcard! Guanabara Bay is a true delight for the eyes. In Christ you have a beautiful image from there. The Marina, the sugar loaf, that lovely city!
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  • from the mirador you can see in all its glory the botafogo Bay Sugarloaf the maracana Stadium and if time permits great view of Christ the Redeemer. in company of nice little monkeys
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  • The view of the city, Guanabara Bay is a show. The ride in the Bay by boat, Sailboat or motorboat, is a must. With a privileged view of the city, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Center among others is to move.
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Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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