Why Choose Joatinga
Rio de Janeiro is famous throughout the world for its lively beaches and buzzing streets, and this is especially true in popular South Zone neighborhoods such as Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon. Yet for those who are looking for a more secluded and luxurious experience, Joatinga, also referred to by locals as Joa, is the neighborhood for you. This quiet neighborhood is a real hidden-jewel in Rio de Janeiro. Located in the West Zone just before Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga is accessed by a small twisting road that climbs through the luscious Tijuca jungle. Most of the luxury villa rentals in Joa are dotted along the cliff edge guarenteeing spectacular views over the South Atlantic Ocean and back towards Rio de Janeiro.
The neighborhood is particularly famous for the tiny, yet heavenly Joatinga Beach. This hidden paradise is not easily reached as it is a car drive from Rio and only accessed by steep rocky steps. It is predominantly frequented by famous artists and Rio's chicest residents who are looking for a more reserved and peaceful beach expereince. It's also home to football legend Pele who has a house up in the cliffs above the beach. Surfers and bodyboarders flock to Joatinga thanks to the great waves and less crowded waters.
Joatinga (Joa) does not have many restaurants and bars on its doorstep, although within a short drive you can reach Barra and number of other hidden gems along the way. For those looking to rent a vacation villa in this area, especially for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, we are able to offer bespoke concierge services including driver, chef, butler and housekeeping.