One of the best things about Rio de Janeiro is that this city is very temperate all year round. It can get really hot during the summer months though the humidity is not that high. The temperature in Rio de Janeiro during winter is tolerable, which makes it an ideal vacation getaway all year long.
Summer is Rio usually starts in November and ends around March. The hottest months are typically during November and January with temperatures going over 104° F. Rain falls occasionally during this period, mostly scattered afternoon rain showers.
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its heat, beaches, bikini clad women, the pulsing rhythm of Samba and the colorful Carnaval. For the American people, the seasons in Rio de Janeiro are reversed. Winter in America is summer in Brazil. This is one of the main reasons why Americans flock to Rio during the Holidays to trade their heavy jackets and mittens to board shorts and bikinis.
Summers in Rio are ironically also the wettest time of the year. However, this pass through rather quickly leaving a lovely beach weather with bright blue sky perfect for Carnival season come February. November is one of the best months to plan a visit to Rio de Janeiro to escape the cold American weather. This is the time when Rio is not that crowded ideal if you want to have a peaceful and relaxing getaway. However, if you want to party and meet lots of new people, February in Rio is the best time to go. This is when the extravagant Carnaval takes place and of course days of non-stop partying.
The most important thing that you must remember is to book your accommodations beforehand. Hotels get a little packed especially during Carnival season. There are many Rio de Janeiro hostels that offers very affordable yet comfortable rooms perfect for those who are on a tight budget. You might also like to arrange tours by asking the front desk at your Rio hostel for details. There are a lot of beautiful spots you can visit while in Rio. The best thing about booking a hostel in Rio is that you don’t have to go too far to see these wonderful places.