What it’s like:Quiet · Bohemian · Picturesque
Known for:Beach · Views · Nightlife
Tips from locals
Iconic "favela" with lots of points of interest! see how people really live in a community mixing simple people, tourists, artists and lots of cool people!
Does irmoes trail, a really nice walk uphill with a unbelievable view over the south zone of Rio de janeiro
Head up Dois Irmãoes to see amazing views of Zona Sul. At entrance of Vidigal ask motorbike to take you to the "trilho de Dois Irmãos" near the soccer field. Trail begins at left corner of field.
Famous Favela where Madonna and David Beckham bought a house. Very safe and tourist place.
Vidigal is Rio's most foreigner-friendly favela, with pousadas (guesthouses), bars, restaurants and even a sushi joint aimed at the tourist market. It is relatively small and picturesque.