Internet Access

Most accommodations – including hostels and midrange hotels – provide wi-fi access. It’s usually free, though some luxury hotels still charge exorbitant rates for it. You’ll also find free wi-fi in most cafes and in many restaurants, as well as in some shopping malls.

Given the widespread availability of wi-fi and the popularity of smart phones, internet cafes are a vanishing breed, though there are still a few scattered around Copacabana and other areas of the Zona Sul. Most places charge between R$6 and R$12 an hour.

@Onze There’s no Skype, but this peaceful spot serves up tasty sandwiches, salads, desserts and microbrews you can enjoy while browsing the web.

Blame It on Rio 4 Travel Excellent travel agency run by a friendly and knowledgeable US expat. Internet access available.