Sugarloaf vs Corcovado
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Oct 13, 2012 4:02 PM Last Post By: igalep132
Sep 30, 2012 9:10 AM
Sugarloaf vs CorcovadoHi,
I've a half day (7:50 a.m to 4:50 p.m) connection in Rio. (never been there before).
The connection day would be Saturday at the begging of November (*weekend*)...
Which one is better to visit, the Sugarloaf or the Corcovado ?
(of course the size of the entrance queue is high factor here...)
Sep 30, 2012 7:23 PM
1It's probably quickest to get up corcovado - a taxi can take you straight to the top. You get the famous view of the sugar loaf and harbour from there.
However, I personally prefer the sugar loaf - it's more of an adventure to get to the top (2 cable car rides) and you'd probably see monkeys if you did one of the short walks at the top. I also prefer the view - it's centred more around the harbour, whereas from corcovado you see more of the city. The trip up and down the sugar loaf could take too long for you, though. I can't give you a time, hopefully someone else here can
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Oct 9, 2012 1:53 PM
8i preferred Corcovado. But it might depend on the weather. years ago, before the climate change, the weather in november was quite bad in Rio. We stayed 5 days, and only one day was good enough to go up to the Cristo. and there was indeed a crowd at the Corcovado. if you can't see the Cristo, don't go up there;-)
good luck with choosing:-)
Oct 9, 2012 2:41 PM
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Oct 10, 2012 2:43 PM
13Views are better from Sugarloaf, and also it's a better trip - you can spend ages there. it's more spacious and less packed, etc. Corcovado is much quicker.
in terms of price, Christ redeemer is 44 real, as is the sugarloaf ticket i think. However, if you walk up the first hill of Sugarloaf (a fun trek, takes about 45 mins) you can get the rest of the way for only 26 r$, and also means you avoid the queues at the bottom. If you decide to do this, to do so go to the beach infront of the main station. On the left of the beach is a path leading on a nice walk around the coast. After a little way (less than a km) is a path with some very steep steps on the left, made of logs. Follow this and it takes you right to the top, it's lovely but be careful (and you would need an average level of fitness).
Oct 10, 2012 11:15 PM
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