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SOlo woman in Rio

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SOlo woman in Rio

Hello

Im wondering if it’s better to rent an apartment or to stay in hotel as a solo woman?If i rent an airbnb it will be in Copacabana or Leblon.

I dont plan to go out at night,just touristy staff during the day and 1 night in Lapa with a group.

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1. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

Hotel seems like a more logical choice to me as security for an AirBnB is harder to predict. But by reading reviews you can often get a reasonable feeling for the access situation and other relevant considerations. At least the neighborhood you’re planning to stay in is considered among the safest in Rio.

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2. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

I, too, would suggest a hotel. Be sure to include Ipanema in your plans.

The three safest neighborhoods in Rio for tourists are Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon, the latter two more expensive than the first.

Copacabana Pictorial:

http://bit.ly/1c0UWnr

Copacabana: The center of Rio’s beach neighborhoods:

With its eponymous beach, wide range of hotels, and diverse bars and restaurants, Copacabana is often the first stay for many people visiting Rio de Janeiro.

http://bit.ly/2FQRaz0

Copacabana—Princess of the Sea:

http://bit.ly/1nmP7oC

Ipanema Pictorial:

http://bit.ly/13dN6Og

Ipanema: Rio’s Iconic Beach Neighborhood:

http://bit.ly/1fQlGci

Leblon Pictorial:

http://bit.ly/1b5zSbG

Leblon: Living the Rio High-Life:

http://bit.ly/GEzUO1

Leblon Restaurants: Rua Dias Ferreira is Rio’s top restaurant destination.

http://bit.ly/1xizcuz

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3. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

Note: Since you're interested in the city of Rio, you should be posting on the city forum, not the state forum:

https:/…ShowForum-g303506-i1199 Rio_de_Janeiro_State_of_Rio_de_Janeiro.html

And don’t forget to get a Yellow Fever shot at least ten days before you leave home.

Yellow Fever in Brazil — Here's What Travelers Should Know:

https://tandl.me/2GgybNG

Everything You Need to Know About the Yellow Fever Vaccine:

https://tandl.me/2DVm6vy

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4. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

Thanks,i got my vaccin 2 weeks ago.

I booked an hostel CLH Suites Copacabana Santa Clara.

Now im ready for holidays with your recommandations.Gracias.

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5. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

I am woman and use to travel alone as well. I've been travelling all around the world (Rio as well, a lot) using hotels and airbnb's and had no problem so far.

You can book a room or apartment at airbnb. But if you choose to stay at a hotel, go for "Hotel San Marco", the cheapest one and in the best location ever.

It is a simple hotel: sanmarcohotelipanema.com.br/en/index.asp. I stayed here many times in my life, before starting using airbnb.

I prefer Ipanema than Leblon. Copacabana is my third choice (anyway metro in Rio is good).

My second hotel choice is Vermont Hotel.

http://www.hotelvermont.com.br/en/

About safety, there is no safe place here in Brazil. I can say that these places are better than others, but never safe.

Just be smart and don't walk at night on the beach and on Lake Rodrigo de Freitas.

Edited: 10 April 2018, 18:09
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6. Re: SOlo woman in Rio

Thanks for your advises,im leaving next week,and i booked an hostel at Copacabana and Iguazu falls.

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