A south Rio neighborhood boasting a sailboat-speckled seascape, Botafogo is a bastion for coastal entertainment.

Lush tree coverage gives way to sandy beaches and sailboat-speckled seascapes in Botafogo. This neighborhood’s bayside location prevents its water from being as crystal clear as nearby Copacabana’s, but Botafogo makes up for its murkiness with breathtaking vistas of sea, sky, and Sugarloaf Mountain. More reserved than all-night neighborhoods like Ipanema, Botafogo is filled with traditional avenues of entertainment—museums, cafes, art house cinemas, and a commercial shopping complex complete Botafogo’s laid-back repertoire.

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Botafogo fica ao lado de Leme, Humaitá, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Urca, Laranjeiras, Lagoa, Copacabana, eSanta Teresa

Galeão International Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Santos Dumont Domestic Airport: 15 minutes by cab without traffic
Lapa: 15 minutes by cab or 35 minutes by bus
Corcovado's Train Station: 10 minutes by cab or 34 minutes by bus
Sugar Loaf Cable Car: 7 minutes by cab or 15 minutes by foot

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Stunning Views and a Central Location

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Botafogo is a very safe and well located area of the city, between the party area and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Taking the metro we were at the beach in around 15 minutes. And by taxi more or less the same time."


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Botafogo's Evolving Economy

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With a high concentration of cafés and cinemas, including several movie theaters that feature arthouse films, Botafogo has a decidedly traditional tone, connected to nearby neighborhoods such as Copacabana and Ipanema. It is home to two of the city's largest shopping centers: Rio Sul and Botafogo Praia Shopping."

Commercial Conveniences In Botafogo

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Centrally Located Counter-Culture

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Andre Joaquim

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Andre is both a dentist and photographer, living in Rio de Janeiro. He has a huge passion for Rio, and after shooting this project for Airbnb, he is certain that there is no place as beautiful as the city placed between the mountain and the sea.

Fabio Blaser

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Fabio Blaser is a Swiss photojournalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Before moving to Brazil, he graduated from the University of Plymouth in the UK. When not behind his camera, he enjoys the beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and Brazilian way of life. He loved the opportunity to shoot the wonderful tropical city that he is privileged to call home for Airbnb.

Sam Comen

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Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.