The hot weather, steamy samba and dramatically beautiful backdrop all combine to get pulses racing in Rio, and there are plenty of romantic Rio de Janeiro bars and clubs that will make your trip even more special.
Whether you're on a lovers' break in Rio or looking to impress a new Brazilian acquaintance, the romantic bars of Rio are sure to get you feeling starry eyed..
For the ultimate romantic start to the night, you can't beat champagne cocktails at Pergula, Copacabana Palace's poolside bar.
If that's a little out of your budget, drinks by the beach at Ipanema are always a good romantic option, with Bar da Praia being just one of many spots to enjoy a caipirinha.
Lagoa is another wonderfully scenic location to enjoy romantic drinks in Rio, with Bar Lagoa being an excellent place to begin your night, before heading to samba hotspots such as Rio Scenarium.
Avenida Atlântica, 1702
Copacabana Palace Hotel
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Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1674
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Avenida Delfim Moreira 696
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Avenida Atlântica 4240
Hotel Sofital Rio
Rua do Lavradio