Sure, Rio de Janeiro has plenty of beaches, but those looking for a different vibe (and one with less sand) should head to the PortoBay Rio International hotel. Located in the famed Copacabana neighborhood, the hotel’s rooftop pool offers a stunning panoramic view of the beach. The view from the pool, located 20 stories up, includes the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, and the space is given a modern, clean look. Take in the sights of Rio de Janeiro from the rooftop, enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and sip a caipirinha from the pool bar.
Hop across town in Rio over to the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood to explore the Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro. This hotel has an excellent location to explore the surrounding area, and after a day of sightseeing the pool awaits with comfortable lounge chairs and seating. But what’s best about this location is the unbeatable sunset view.
Discover another tropical paradise outside of Rio de Janeiro in Búzios, a town originally founded on fishing communities that has become a foodie destination. The location is made up of a small peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic, and the PortoBay hotel there encompasses this tropical vibe in their beautiful pool area. As a boutique lodge, the PortoBay hotel has a more intimate feel, and guests can enjoy a tranquil setting surrounded by palm trees in paradise.
Portobay Búzios, Rua 15, nº10 – Village de Búzios, Búzios, Brazil, +55 22 2623 2823
In one of the world’s largest cities, São Paulo, this hotel truly does stand out among the rest. Twice selected by Condé Nast Traveler as The Best Hotel in South America, Hotel Unique offers an upscale experience with modern flair. The rooftop pool is an integral part of the hotel’s appeal, with an underwater sound system making it the most tech-advanced pool around. The rooftop locale offers unparalleled city views and plenty of places to lounge during summer in São Paulo.