If you want to be in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Games, then it’s already time to start planning! This beautiful Brazilian city that sits on an inlet on the Atlantic coast is famous for its giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, spectacular white-sand beaches, gorgeous mountains and colorful carnivals that take place throughout the year. It is also the second largest city in Brazil and the most visited city in the southern hemisphere. A trip to Rio can be nothing short of exhilarating, especially during the Summer Games.
The 2016 Summer Games in Rio are scheduled to be held from August 5 to August 21, 2016. The Games will commence with a grand opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in the world with a seating capacity of 89,000. A total of 29 competitive sports will be included in the Games, including your favorites, like athletics, boxing, swimming and weightlifting.
More than 10,000 athletes from 205 countries are expected to participate in the Rio Olympics. Many of the participants will be world famous faces like Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, who will try to beat his own record. More than 900 gold, silver and bronze medals will be given away during the games.
Rio’s Summer Games promise to be a sporting extravaganza that will keep the world glued to their televisions. The 2012 Summer Games held in London were attended by 9 million people and watched on TV by an estimated 4 billion people worldwide, making it the most watched event in television history. Rio 2016 is expected to attract a higher number of attendees and television viewers. So come August 2016, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world will travel into the host city of Rio de Janeiro.
Being a major center for tourism in Brazil and South America, Rio de Janeiro has no scarcity of luxury hotels, lodges and fine restaurants. The city is adding many more hotels in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Games. Still, with so many people attending the show, it would be wise to book in advance if you want the best accommodations.
From the gorgeous Hotel Santa Teresa to the sophisticated Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza, Roadtrips has access to the most exclusive luxury hotels located in Rio de Janeiro. We can secure top level accommodations in Rio so you can be close to all the action for this once-in-a-lifetime sporting experience. Start planning your Summer Games package today with Roadtrips to make sure you’ve secured the best accommodations in Rio!