Zona Sul is around 5 miles from the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When visiting Rio de Janeiro, set aside the time to visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer.
Several of Rio de Janeiro's premier attractions are in or near Zona Sul. These include the Parque Henrique Lage and Leblon Beach.
For those travelers who are keen to book a room that is just a short stroll from the Christ the Redeemer, choose from the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Pestana Rio Atlantica, Rio Othon Palace, Tulip Inn Rio Copacabana and Copa Hostel.
Visitors who would prefer to reserve somewhere to sleep near Parque Henrique Lage will find plenty of fine hotels to choose from. Zona Sul options recommended by Expedia include the Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema Vieira Souto 500 Residence Service, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema ex Caesar Park, Marina All Suites Hotel and Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (closed for refurbishment).
Experience a bit of history and stroll through Edmundo Bittencourt Square, a popular local spot to relax and meet up with friends. If you're looking to stay nearby, two of the leading hotels are the Belmond Copacabana Palace and PortoBay Rio Internacional. Learn about the ways, cultures and rituals of those from times long past as you and your friends roam about the intriguing Indian Museum and its display of artifacts. Do you need somewhere to lay your head near here? The Arena Copacabana Hotel and Merlin Copacabana Hotel are favorites with many travelers.
Zona Sul boasts loads of hotel and apartment options, which enables travelers to choose a place that best suits their requirements. Tourists watching their budget might like to check out the Ace Suítes Hostel and Best Rio Hostel.
For upmarket choices in Zona Sul, check out what's available the TuAkAzA Exclusive Boutique Lodge and Royal Tulip Rio Sao Conrado.
Whether you want a strong coffee, something sweet or a savory bite, Maca Cafe is an excellent place to refuel in between exploring Zona Sul. The range of mouth-watering plates at sabor carioca will fill up ravenous sightseers who prefer a sit-down meal. The fun doesn't have to stop there. When the sun starts to set, raise your glass to a superb day out at Torcida FLA JB - Bar Joia.