What it’s like:Quiet · Residential · Clean
Known for:Hiking trails · Beach · Views
Tips from locals
You'll feel like you are in a small seaside town, perhaps somewhere in Europe. Check the classic houses, walk along the sea wall, go up Sugar Loaf and check the stunning views of Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) and the Claudio Coutinho path. Then eat and drink at Bar Urca, looking at the ocean, and be…
Charming neighborhood, close to guanabara bay. I recommend watching the sunset at the seawall, having a cold beer at Urca Bar.
A very incognito experience is to go to watch locals play choro (old Brazilian music form) together on a back yard in Urca on Sauturdays 12.30. After take a walk through residential neighbourhood Urca to end of for beer and fish soup at the legendary Bar do Urca while looking out over the water)