Edging Guanabara Bay, Flamengo’s beaches are characterized by the serenity of calm water, swaying palm trees, and expansive green space. This central Rio neighborhood boasts one of the city’s finest parks and a sprinkling of bars to satiate its thirsty visitors. Flamengo serves as a peaceful respite from the frenzied trendiness of Copacabana, but it’s a neighborhood best explored by day. Luckily, Flamengo’s three subway stations will take you to friendlier evening locales in minutes.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Quiet In Between The Beaches and The Hills
Besides the beach, one of the biggest parks in Rio is located in Flamengo. A perfect place to practice every kind of sports with friends and family - running, cycling, basketball, soccer, or volleyball."
Flamengo's Functional Core
We especially loved the neighborhood, which is older, historical, cute, and convenient. We loved running and walking at the Aterro de Flamengo beach area..."
Visited in 2013
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Andre is both a dentist and photographer, living in Rio de Janeiro. He has a huge passion for Rio, and after shooting this project for Airbnb, he is certain that there is no place as beautiful as the city placed between the mountain and the sea.
Fabio Blaser is a Swiss photojournalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Before moving to Brazil, he graduated from the University of Plymouth in the UK. When not behind his camera, he enjoys the beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and Brazilian way of life. He loved the opportunity to shoot the wonderful tropical city that he is privileged to call home for Airbnb.
Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.