Top 3 Destinations You Should Visit Outside Rio

Obviously we think Rio is the best place in the world! But there is much more to Brazil than just one city, and if you want to check it out then Rio is the perfect place to start.

Many Connection Rio guests will use our hostel as a launchpad for visiting different locations, whether to train jiu-jitsu or to just experience something different.

Of these locations, the following are by far the most popular so here’s a little information about each.

Add another destination to your global BJJ journey!

Add another destination to your global BJJ journey!

Buzios

Buzios

Buzios
There is the nearby town of Buzios, a beautiful place on the coast around 140km from Rio de Janeiro. Known for it’s charming coves and beaches, it’s a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

It’s the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing and offers a different pace of life to Rio. There are lots of small pousadas (bed and breakfasts) in Buzios, but it gets busy during holiday seasons so be sure to check far in advance.

Buzios is also the home to a number of jiu-jitsu clubs and tournaments. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo
Brazil’s biggest city is a massive metropolis with towering buildings and massive freeways.

It doesn’t have the beaches or greenery like Rio and so struggles to attract tourists. But there’s no reason you shouldn’t consider a visit. There are many amazing jiu-jitsu clubs in Sao Paulo, and the city has a buzzing nightlife.

Connection Rio has helped many people organise travel between Rio and Sao Paulo. Ask us how we can help.

Cachoeiras de Macacu

Cachoeiras de Macacu

The Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro State
Located only a few hours derive outside of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the mountainous region of Rio state has a number of cities that can offer much to the jiu-jitsu traveller.

From the Imperial City of Petropolis to Cachoeiras de Macacu, there are many interesting spots nestled between luck green mountains covered in Atlantic rainforest.

Here is where you’ll find one of the most unique and beautiful places to train jiu-jitsu… in an open-air gym on a ranch surrounded by the forest! If you’re interested in visiting, ask us about the special packages we offer.

Other destinations
Of course there is a lot more we could add to the list, such as Paraty, Florianopolis, Isla Grande and much more… stay tuned for further lists with info!

Article by Hywel Teague

From training and accommodation to academy visits and special tours, and even small group classes with the best teachers Rio has to offer, Connection Rio offers everything you need for the perfect jiu-jitsu holiday!

Take a look at our brochure – we’ve got houses with pools, huge gardens, and apartments next to the beach: all within 30 seconds walk of top BJJ gyms in Rio!

Connection Rio is the best combination of accommodation and BJJ training in Rio de Janeiro. Contact us today and plan your trip to train BJJ in Rio!

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