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Hey, I’m Joao!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Member since April 2012
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Hi, my name is João.

I come from Portugal and have been living in Brazil for 3 years.

Since 2013 i have been hosting foreign tourists and students in this 6 bedroom Guesthouse, located in a small favela called Chapéu Mangueira, in Leme (Copacabana).

Here you can find affordable accommodation, in comfort and safety, and also have a fantastic insight into one of the most fascinating favelas of Rio de Janeiro, with it`s lively atmosphere and amazing views.

Chapéu Mangueira is a small community, the smallest favela in Rio`s Zona Sul, with only around 3000 people.
The atmosphere is really friendly, a small village feel, where most people know each other and help out their neighbors.
I have fallen in love with the community, as have many tourists and others who decided to stay for a while.

The house has a superb location, with fantastic views over the ocean and Copacabana, and very close to all the facilities of Leme neighborhood and the beach.

It has been a great experience to host people from all over the world, different cultures, languages, sharing experiences in Rio and within the community.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to share all the great things about the favela lifestyle and culture. and to make my guests feel at home in the community.

I am also more than happy to help my guests get around town and enjoy a magnificent time in Rio, and hopefully learn a little bit of portuguese in the process.

See you soon in Rio!