Our place is close to the Olympic Park, 25 min. to the natural preserved beaches:Prainha"Surf", Grumari, Praia do Recreio, etc). Samba's school We're local people not a turist area, more affordable, then you can spend your money exploring the Marvelous City "Rio de Janeiro" By walking: Bakery, Fresh Fruit, Restaurant, Pharmacy, etc just walking out of the main gate, 1 hour to Copacabana(south area) 10 min. to a Bus Station. Good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and big groups.