Why Stay In Jardim Botânico

Why Choose Jardim Botânico

Welcome to Rio’s greenest neighborhood, Jardim Botânico, which grew around its iconic two-century-old namesake, Rio’s Botanical Garden. One of King Dom João VI’s favorite places in town, Jardim Botânico still preserves some of its past grandeur with its beautiful villas in the middle of the woods that make it look like an enchanted forest. Yet as a foreigner exploring an unknown land, you might feel more comfortable with a little bit of help. So this exclusive guide to staying in Jardim Botânico will ensure you won’t miss anything this amazing and eclectic neighborhood has to offer before chilling out in your luxury Jardim Botânico apartment rentals.

Of course you can spend days on end just cycling through the neighborhood’s peaceful streets, wandering through the notable royal-palm-lined alleys or admiring the giant water lilies on the pond of Rio’s Botanical Garden. This is not the only piece of nature you’ll grab here though. Just a couple blocks away you’ll find stunning Parque Lage, which still houses a gorgeous historical villa where underground parties and edgy art performances occasionally take place. Hidden behind the Botanical Garden is Horto, a quiet residential area that houses Rio’s most beautiful waterfalls at one of the entrances to Tijuca Forest Park.

Yet if you’re one of those who love indulging the pleasures of urban life as well, Jardim Botânico has a lot to offer in the form of fancy restaurants, enchanting patisseries, and laid-back, nature-immersed bars all within walking distance to your Jardim Botânico apartment rental. Many celebrities who work at Globo media conglomerate, headquartered in the neighborhood, also live here. The presence of this quite demanding crew you’ll rub shoulders with ensures the high standards of virtually all business around.

During Carnival, the neighborhood’s usually calm streets become unrecognizable as many street parties (the so-called blocos) take over, the most famous of which being Suvaco do Cristo (literally Christ’s Armpit, after Jardim Botânico’s location below the right arm of Christ the Redeemer statue). Finally, whether you love betting or just watching horse races, Rio’s largest arena for that purpose, historical Jockey Club, is also located here.

Jardim Botânico’s surroundings couldn’t be better either. To the south, Rio’s most famous lagoon, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, is the perfect place for the practice of sports, from kayaking to wakeboarding, or just for a casual stroll through its waterfront parks while drinking refreshingly cold coconut water and admiring hip Ipanema and Leblon across the lagoon. Gávea, Jardim Botânico’s younger cousin, is where you should go to have a beer and blend in with the cool crowd that attends the neighboring Catholic University (PUC-Rio). Small yet charming Shopping da Gávea has a bunch of hip boutique shops, a state-of-the-art movie theater, and four renowned theaters, so you should be fine with shopping and culture just a few steps away from you.

Regardless of what you’re looking for during your vacation in Rio, Jardim Botânico definitely has you covered, as our guide to staying in Jardim Botânico has shown you. Being surrounded by nature while not missing all the city’s incredible vibe sums it all up, but it’s no good just reading about it. So book your tickets right away and come enjoy your luxury Rio de Janeiro penthouse in Jardim Botânico!

Local Bites

1. Borogodó

Why it’s cool: Bordering the Botanical Garden, we love this place for its local atmosphere and good authentic Brazillian food.
Where: 836 Rua Pacheco Leão

2. Mr. Lam

Why it’s cool: Modern and glamorous, this Chinese restaurant stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the best Asian Fusion restaurants in the world. Try the "degustation menu" or tasting menu to sample a bit of everything.
Where: 21 Rua Maria Angélica

3. Sobe Gastrobar

Why it’s cool: A typical carioca bar with a great atmosphere, decoration and of course, delicious cocktails. Our favorite part is the outdoor bar.
Where: 724-D Rua Pacheco Leão

4. Restaurante Oro

Why it’s cool: A shining jewel in Rio’s gastronomic reputation. Choose from a menu only describing the number of courses (3 to 9).
Where: 20 Rua Frei Leandro

5. Olympe

Why it's cool: Anyone looking for a fine dining experience in Rio, Olympe is a clear winner. This is a world class French restaurant famous for their delicious tasting menu 
Where: Rua Custodio Serrao 62

6. La Bicyclette

Why it's cool: The perfect spot for brunch. Within walking distance to the famous Botanical Garden, La Bicyclette is known for great coffee, tasty pastries and delicious sandwiches.
Where: Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008

7. Volta Restaurante

Why it's cool: A contemporary twist on traditional Brazilian grandmother's cooking with creative cocktails, friendly staff all wrapped up in a whimsically vintage and hand crafted space.
Where: Rua Visconde de Carandaí, 5

Best Known For

Stroll around like there's no tomorrow:
  • Jardim Botânico is the perfect place to get to know on foot, so explore every corner of this enchanting area
Get in touch with nature:
  • Feed the tiny monkeys with bananas after taking a cold bath under one of Horto's waterfalls
Dine like a king:
  • Some of the best restaurants in Rio are located here, of both good Brazilian food and trendy international cuisine



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