Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second largest city by population and one of the top tourist destinations in South America. Many investments in accessible infrastructure were made in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and the city has become one of the most wheelchair-friendly on the continent.
Travelers visit Rio de Janeiro for its natural beauty, events like the annual Carnival, beautiful beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema, shopping, cuisine (the street food is delicious!), museums and attractions like the wheelchair accessible cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Using the world’s most complete guide to wheelchair accessible travel in Rio de Janeiro, you will be prepared to vacation in Brazil’s Marvelous City.