Today is Dia dos Namorados in Brazil. It’s our version of “Valentine’s Day”. But in Brazil, it’s on June 12th, because we have another saint we put our faith in with matters of the heart. The feast of Saint Anthony (Santo Antônio in Portuguese) is celebrated on June 13th, and to Brazilians, he is known to be the saint for those who wish to get married! He preached endlessly on the importance of love and marriage, and this ended up giving him this fame. So in Brazil, on the eve of his feast day, we celebrate (for religious and commercial reasons), the day of love!
And so in honor of this, we’ve chosen one of the most romantic cities in the country, and featured the most romantic things to do while in Rio de Janeiro! It’ll make you want to spend your honeymoon, get married, or simply jet set to Rio with your partner!
What could be a better way to spend a day with your loved one than taking a bike tour together and seeing the amazing city from a whole new perspective. By biking you will be able to see more places and interact with the city in a much more authentic way.
Your Rio vacation is nothing without dancing the Samba, the city is deeply connected to its musical heritage. The area of Lapa has the best Samba Clubs in the city, with amazing an atmosphere and the original music!
If you’d like to watch the sunset in a peaceful place with your sweetheart, you should definitely go to Arpoador rock, between Copacabana and Ipanema. Or if you’re looking for somewhere less crowded, try the Mirante de Santa Marta, which is on the way up to Christ the Redeemer.
We highly recommend going to the gorgeous beach of Prainha, it’s located outside of the hectic city, all the way past Barra da Tijuca. This rather quiet beach is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful hills and forests.
This lounge bar has a romantic ambiance and a magnificent view over the Copacabana beach. On top of the delicious food, you’ll have to have some caipirinhas, of course! The restaurant’s rooftop terrace is certainly one of the most beautiful ones in Rio.