Address: Rua Mundo Novo, 1440 casa – Botafogo

Just a 7 minute drive by car from the famous Copacabana neighborhood will bring you to our “forested escape” from the hustle and bustle of one of the most vibrant cities in the world!


A beautiful neighborhood in Rio

With a high concentration of cafés, restaurants, neighbourhood bars and cinemas including several movie theaters that feature arthouse films, Botafogo has a decidedly traditional tone, setting it apart from other nearby beach neighborhoods.

  • Area offers spectacular views of Sugar Loaf, Tijuca National Park & Corcovado
  • 10-15 min by taxi to Copacabana & Ipanema Beaches (or by bus or metro)
  • 10 min walk from the house to the nearest Restaurant, Supermarket and ATM machine
  • Over 50 restaurants and cafés to choose from within a 30 min walk fom the house!
  • 15 min walk to nearest Pharmacy, Post Office, Shopping Mall and Cinemas
  • 12 min walk to Bus Stop or 17 min walk to Botafogo Metro Station
  • 30 min walk to Sugar Loaf or to the Corcovado Train to the Christ Statue
  • 15 min taxi ride from the Sambodromo – where the famous Carnival parade is held
  • Close to Botanical Gardens, Santa Teresa, Centro (business district, museums, old churches etc.), and Lapa (the “bohemian neighbourhod” for Brazilian music & nightlife)

Botafogo is a beachfront neighborhood (bairro) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It’s beach is within Guanabara Bay, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Urca peninsula and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Botafogo was named after João Pereira de Sousa Botafogo. He was responsible for the artillery of the famous Portuguese galleon Botafogo, so he included the ship’s name in his family name. When he went to live in Brazil, the Portuguese Crown granted him some lands known today as the Botafogo area, becoming a landowner in colonial times.

The name literally means set it on fire (from the ship’s artillery power).

Directions from:

Rio de Janeiro International Airport – Galeão / Antônio Carlos Jobim (GIG) – 20 min by taxi
Santos Dumont City Airport (SDU) – 10-15min by taxi
Bus Station – Rodoviária Novo Rio – 15 min by taxi

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