Rio Luxury Rentals for the 2016 Summer GamesWhat you need to know about 4 to 5 star accommodation in the heart of Rio.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reserved most hotels in Rio for countries, sponsors, broadcast television networks, Olympic VIPs and others. Those traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games, and who are not officially connected to the IOC, will find it difficult at this time to secure a hotel, but if you still have interest in alternative high-end quality accommodation options, no need for concerns.

There are many apartments, condos, duplexes, villas, penthouses and mansion owners in Rio who are renting out their properties in August during the 2016 Summer Games, but at a premium price point. Rio VIP Pass ( has over 100 unique 4 to 5 star luxury rentals in Rio, as well as VIP Summer Games packages available that might fit your needs, including in Barra de Tijuca near the Olympic Park and other parts of Rio.

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The heart of Rio, also known as the South Zone, comprises Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Ipanema and Leblon sport some of the best luxury condos and apartments in the heart of Rio. This includes beachfront views, nearby popular restaurants, cafes and bars, most of which would be in walking distance from your apartment and many Brazilians strolling the streets. A luxury one-bedroom apartment, in Ipanema or Leblon, for example, during the Summer Games could set you back $350 to $500 per night. A four to five star two-bedroom luxury condo, apartment or duplex, may range from $700 to $1000 and above per night. Some duplexes include rooftop balconies, Jacuzzis and barbeque grills. All apartments come with air conditioning and WIFI, while many have a doorman for security and most are within 3 to 8 minutes walking distance to the beaches.


Barra de Tijuca, where the Olympic Park will be located, and the area where the bulk of the competition will take place, has many high-rise apartments and condo rental options. In addition, the area has some amazing villas built on cliffs. The sea and panoramic views from these homes are spectacular. The price point, however, of many Barra de Tijuca properties, is also incredibly expensive during the Summer Games. For a one- or two-bedroom apartment in Barra, the cost for the month of August could start at $10,000 and for a 4 to 5 bedroom villa, could price between $75,000 to $150,000 and up for the month of August.

If you need assistance with accommodation in Rio or ground transportation during this period, Rio VIP Pass can assist you with your needs. Contact one of our sales specialists at [email protected] or 1-844-4 RioVIP and also in Brazil at +55-11-99683-6644.

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