The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue stands tall atop Corcovado, the highest of Rio de Janeiro's many mountains, in the middle of lush jungle. Accordingly, hotels near Corcovada, Rio de Janeiro, are few and far between, as the surrounding rainforest remains pleasantly untouched by developers.
But while you won't find hotel accommodation in the immediate vicinity of Corcovado, the surrounding neighborhoods of Santa Teresa, Botafogo and Flamengo all offer good options to suit all budgets.
From Santa Teresa, it is in fact possible to walk up to the Christ statue, but only make this trip if you are with experienced locals or guides, as robberies are not unknown. The neighborhood offers everything from relaxed guest houses, such as our top pick Casa 579, to ultra-chic accommodation at the luxurious Hotel Santa Teresa, and is also packed with good shops, bars and restaurants.
Botafogo, meanwhile, is a lively residential area with a good hostel scene, good bars, and some of the most interesting restaurants in the city. For business travelers, the Caesar Business Botafogo is a solid mid-range option.
Rua Dr Julio Otoni 579 Santa Teresa
Rua Áurea 80 - Santa Teresa
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 660
Ladeira Do Meireles 32 - Santa Teresa
Av. R. Praia de Botafogo 462,
Rua Joaquim Murtinho 361 - Santa Teresa
Praia Do Flamengo 20