Weather Averages for Rio de Janeiro in October
Averages for Rio de Janeiro in October
Despite being known as a luxury resort with 5* hotels lining the beachfront, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is also a ‘real’ place. However, while the Brazilian ‘slums’ may get a bad reputation, those in Rio are anything but poor shanty towns. In fact, the city’s favelas are one of the main tourist destinations in the city, as visitors flock to get a raw glimpse of Brazil away from the urban developments.
With temperatures ranging between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius, October is the true start of the warmer winter months, with great weather lasting roughly through until March. Rainfall is minimal and very unlikely to cause any issues for travellers, and the fog which has been common over the summer starts to ease off a little, although the city does experience heavy periods of mist year round.
October brings with it Children’s Day, although in Rio de Janeiro, the entire month of October is dedicated to children, with events popping up all over the city. Therefore, October is a great time to travel with children, and an excellent time to take them to the Jardim Zoológico; the zoo gardens. The zoo has a large collection of animals, including hippos, lions, giraffes and kangaroos. It’s sure to be a hit with both the young and the young at heart.
Located in the Barra shopping district, Zuka is a popular restaurant with a varied menu. For light snacks, the menu offers up Italian cold meat platters and salads, while for the hungrier visitor there’s filet mignon, risotto, prime rib, and hamburger, all cooked in typical Brazilian style. This cosy place is especially known for its cocktails and after dinner treats.
Just two blocks from the world famous Copacabana beach is Augusto’s Copacabana which offers rooms from £87 per night. The hotel’s leisure area complete with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and gym, offers panoramic views over the city and the beach, while the sauna provides the ultimate relaxation spot. All 102 rooms come complete with private facilities, air conditioning and minibar, as well as all the usual mod cons.