World Cup 2014-Ay seu te pego!
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 28, 2013 6:35 PM Last Post By: FutbolistaXIV
Mar 12, 2013 9:07 PM
World Cup 2014-Ay seu te pego!Tudo bom Lonelyplanet?
I am looking to get as much information as possible from you generous folks on this travel forum. I will be attending the World Cup in Brazil next year and am planning to base myself out of Rio for the entire month of the world cup. I have been checking flights constantly, however, it looks like none of the airlines have flights for next summer available yet..maybe in a few months? I was wondering if anyone knew of possible apartments to rent/information I can find on places to stay in Brazil for the entire month-that will be at least somewhat affordable. I am a 24 year old male, will be 25 by next summer, and do not at all require luxury or anything like that. I am hoping to find an apartment with a kitchen available so I can buy groceries as I am hoping to stay there for the entire month. I am looking for anywhere in Rio or surrounding Rio, or anywhere there will be world cup action really, but Rio is definitely a preference. If anyone has any information at all please let me know as I would love to start getting my trip sorted and living accomadations taken care of. I speak Portuguese so language wont be too big of an issue and I do not mind staying in a less than desirable area. Thanks everyone and obrigado for all my Brazilians!
Mar 13, 2013 8:12 AM
1It´s too soon to tell. The only certain is that the prices will be crazy.
What you can do now is starting sending emails to the owners of rental apartments to see if they already have something planned for the World Cup period.
If you can read in portuguese, this website is great:
And there´s the famous airbnb, which a lot of brazilians also use:
A normal World Cup is a like a big carnival in Rio (and other cities) and you can see "action" in a lot of different neighbourhoods, specially in the South Zone (Zona Sul) of the city. Multiply this for 10004803484853 and that´s what you will have in a World Cup in Brazil.
There´s a metro station in front of the Maracanã Stadium, therefore, is very easy to get there. The Maracanã is located in Tijuca, a middle class neighbourhood.
You can try staying in the South Zone (Zona Sul) of the city, in places like Botafogo, Flamengo, Laranjeiras, Catete, Glória, but they will be expensive.
The famous Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon, also in Zona Sul, are going to be bizarrely expensive.
Maybe Centro (Downtown) can be an affordable option. You might check Niterói (a city in Rio´s metropolitan area, connected by a huge bridge).
Cheaper options near Maracanã: Vila Isabel, Rio Comprido, Estácio, Lapa.
Mar 15, 2013 9:16 PM
2Obrigado irmao. I have been trying to find any informaton regarding the world cup and there seems to be none! I will definitley check out this website. Out of the places you listed (besides ipanema and copacabanna because i know these will be really expensive) are any of them near the beach? Would you be able to reccomend a small beachtown near Rio that would be easy to get to and from that may be cheaper? How much do you think I can expect to pay for a 2 bedroom apartment for the month in a cheaper area?
Mar 16, 2013 10:04 AM
3Niteroi is a beach town. All the places in the South Zone are in a walking distance or just a few metro stations away from the beach.
Recreio is another neighbourhood that might offer cheaper options and there´s a beach in there. However, it´s far from Maracanã and the main touristic areas.
Don´t know about rental fees. I can check for you in the sunday newspaper (tomorrow)
Mar 19, 2013 11:49 AM
4I have been going to Rio for two months per year for ten years now. I always rent from a GREAT company and have NEVER had a problem! It's http://rioflats4u.com/ . Jose runs the company and is always the BEST with taking care of EVERYTHING during your stay, (from airport transport to giving you a cell phone during your stay)! I'll be staying for Carnaval again next year and going back for World Cup after that and will stay with them!
Mar 19, 2013 1:08 PM
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Mar 20, 2013 4:01 PM
7No problem. Would anyone happen to know if the bus fees for traveling throughout South America are similar to those in Central America? I remember paying 10 dollars for a cross country trip in Panama and paying around 3-14.00 for most trips traveling to cities and other countries. Does anyone reading this thread know by any chance?
Mar 27, 2013 4:13 AM
8The cheapest bus ticket from Rio to São Paulo costs R$ 75,50. In brazilian standards, the distance between the two main cities of the country is very small.
Average price for a one bedroom apartment per month, in some neighbourhoods, to give you an idea (furnished, I guess):
Barra: R$ 2620
Botafogo: R$ 2228
Centro: R$ 1410
Copacabana: R$ 2139
Ipanema: R$ 3526
Tijuca: R$ 1502
Mar 28, 2013 6:35 PM
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