Is it better to stay in Ipanema or Copacabana?

If money is an issue: Copacabana accommodation is better value for money. Ipanema is more expensive. Try to get accommodation in Copacabana in the part that is near Ipanema, for instance Copa Matinique Hotel. Ipanema is more expensive (accomodation & restaurants) but with prettier buildings and less beggars.

Is it safe to walk around Ipanema at night?

Walking around Ipanema at night is perfectly safe. I went last month and walked around on most nights. Agree with above posts, like in any big city you need to be aware of your surroundings and avoid quiet side streets and the beach, the beachfront promenade is ok, just don’t go down onto the sand.

Which is safer Copacabana or Ipanema?

In absolute terms, Ipanema is safer. In relative terms, they are about the same.

Is it safe to swim in Ipanema?

Most of the beaches in Rio have the same level of security. If you are in « Zona Sul » any of the beaches are quite safe to go, such as Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema and Leblon. Barra da Tijuca, a beach in « Zona Oeste » (West Zone) is pretty safe too.

Is Uber safe in Rio de Janeiro?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to use Uber in Rio (read here what Uber says about using the service in Rio). The app works fine and the drivers, especially in the touristic South Zone and city center, are trustworthy. The reported incidents with Uber in the city are few.

What is the best time of year to go to Rio de Janeiro?

The best time to visit Rio is between December and March, when the weather is warm and sunny enough to hit the beaches. The city’s seductive samba beat and incredible panoramic views last year-round, but arrive in February to experience Carnival.

Is Copacabana beach safe at night?

Do not Visit the Beach after Dark | This is rule number one. You are relatively safe on Copacabana Beach during the daylight when there are many people around, but your chances drop significantly lower when you visit the beach after dark.

What is the safest area in Rio de Janeiro?

Zona Sul (the Southern Zone) of Rio is the safest and with larger police presence. This includes the areas of Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo and Flamengo. Walking around this areas feels safe during the day.

Are there sharks in Copacabana?

Copacabana Beach in Brazil Of course, you don’t have to worry about pollution, sharks and volcanoes, but you should be extremely careful with regard to your belongings.

Is Ipanema beach clean?

Thanks to a substantial current, the ocean beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema, and Barra) are much cleaner, but even so, sometimes after a heavy rain the fecal coli form count rises beyond acceptable levels.

Is Uber cheap in Rio de Janeiro?

In general, Uber is really cheap in Rio and will save you around 50 percent of the price compared with the normal yellow taxi’s in Rio. Those taxi’s are still cheap, when compared to the taxi prices in Europe or the United States.

What is the coldest month in Rio de Janeiro?

February is the hottest month in Rio de Janeiro with an average temperature of 27°C (81°F) and the coldest is July at 21°C (70°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 7 in August. The wettest month is December with an average of 169mm of rain.