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  • #262001

    I have posted this question on a couple of other sites so far but have not had any luck…

    I am going to base myself in Rio for the whole of the world cup. I’ve traveled in Brazil a bit before so am not fussed about “doing the tourist thing.” I wanted to catch an England game but that won’t be happening now with the draw and where England are playing. I am not paying silly money to fly to Belo Horizonte and neither am I doing any more 7 hour bus journeys…

    I’ve found a campsite, that is about an hour from Copacabana called World Cup Camping Rio. They are in Recreio, which is a nice area itself. Only charging ¬£35 pppn.

    Do any of our members here know anything about them? I found a press release they let out over the weekend and their parent company seems legit… I will wait till the end of this week and then book. Camping sounds fun, pool etc and better than being rammed into a tiny room with 9 beds, and one meter space for everyone, which most hostels have.

    The hostels all seem to have set packages as well now, like they do for Carnival when the prices rocket and the standards go down… Not a surprise really.

    Right, thanks in advance folks. And if no-one knows anything about these guys, but has alternatives????

  • #262002

    Wellington
    Member

    Basing yourself in Recreio and saying you are in Rio is like basing yourself in Brighton and saying you are in London. The site info may tell you it’s about an hour from Copa but the reality is at least 1.5 hours by car and much longer by bus. Do you have a place in the UK that you could do a home swap? There will be plenty of interest! Not everyone here is interested in watching football fans pissing it up in the bars, and are instead looking to spend June in the UK when the weather is nice and the flights are cheap (in that direction, as they will arrive full and leave empty).man of leisure2014-01-14 07:17:53

  • #262014

    Bella 777
    Member

    Yeah, an hour away is oooh, slightly optimistic. I took 2 hours the other day from Rocinha to Copa! kkkk
    I wonder about transportation options from there too – probably not much option.
    I would do a home-swap in London without blinking….. if I lived in Rio.
    However considering real estate prices and hype, I’m sure those wanting to get away from it all and don’t mind people living in their homes to have placed their apartment on Air bnb by now. Wink

  • #262019

    jaenicoll
    Member

    I would do a home swap with South Sudan if I still lived in Rio. So glad I am out of that sh_t hole.

  • #262030

    h.york
    Member

    [QUOTE=davebritton92]I have posted this question on a couple of other sites so far but have not had any luck…

    I am going to base myself in Rio for the whole of the world cup. I’ve traveled in Brazil a bit before so am not fussed about “doing the tourist thing.” I wanted to catch an England game but that won’t be happening now with the draw and where England are playing. I am not paying silly money to fly to Belo Horizonte and neither am I doing any more 7 hour bus journeys…

    I’ve found a campsite, that is about an hour from Copacabana called World Cup Camping Rio. They are in Recreio, which is a nice area itself. Only charging ¬£35 pppn.

    Do any of our members here know anything about them? I found a press release they let out over the weekend and their parent company seems legit… I will wait till the end of this week and then book. Camping sounds fun, pool etc and better than being rammed into a tiny room with 9 beds, and one meter space for everyone, which most hostels have.

    The hostels all seem to have set packages as well now, like they do for Carnival when the prices rocket and the standards go down… Not a surprise really.

    Right, thanks in advance folks. And if no-one knows anything about these guys, but has alternatives????[/QUOTE]

    Look at Niteroi, especially on airbnb, by boat and bus you will be way faster in Copa then from most places down in Barra or Recreio. Niteroi is a huge dormitory city, they do have hotels but there are a lot of apartments and rooms for rent. The best areas are Icarai and Inga, but the Oceanic part is pretty good too, the beaches there are actually nicer (Itacoatiara for example) then over in Rio. There are buses to Rio from pretty much anywhere in Niteroi, but the boat is the best option, even if you are in the Oceanic part of the city it`s a quick bus ride to Charitas (one of the two boat stations).

    My gfs familiy has 3 empty apartments there but we are still not sure what to do with them for the Copa, I truly don’t wanna be there during that period.

    Niteroi is also really safe.

  • #264367

    TonyRC
    Member

    Hey,

    I’m gonna be going to the World cup also and i’ll be staying in Rio in a campsite, it should be really good and its all budget with free alcohol and nice activities so i think it’d be a nice option for you guys as well;) Check ; http://stoketravel.com/world-cup-brazil-2014/
  • #264376

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    “The Rio campsite is about an hour from central Rio (Lapa),”

    LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
    Maybe on a monday morning 3 AM. However when people really want to be in the center, it’ll take 2 hours easy.
  • #264384

    lynchem
    Member

    Camping….. Good Luck with that…
    You’d be better off to pay a crazy airbnb price point, don’t piss around and camp. You will be leaving your possessions unattended for the entirety of the day, if you even manage to get a camping spot.

  • #264387

    jaenicoll
    Member

    I would recommend looking on Ilha de Paqueta. During the week they run the air-conditionedcatamarans about every 1.5-2 hours so it only takes about 35-40 minutes to get into the center and cost about R$3.50. Super safe and no cars, if the weather is good you can spend all night on the beach and nobody will bother you. There are a number of Pousadas and houses for rent and I doubt most people who come for the world cup will be trying to rent there, so prices should be pretty low since it is low season normally. The only real problem is if you don’t catch the midnight ferry then you have to stay out till 5 in the morning to catch the next. That and if you don’t speak Portuguese it might be hard to rent there since very few property owners speak English.

  • #265843

    paulg
    Member

    I have 10 BnB rooms in Rio de Janeiro, for 2, 4 or 6 people, costing U$ 60 a day for each people during 2014 FIFA World Cup with free internet access, 10 minutes away from Maracana according to google maps.

    I also spent two days preparing a 17 MB pdf file with a lot of pictures and tips of places to see in Rio.

    If you want details please send me an e-mail. fbl@ig.com.br. I can send all this to you.

  • #266742

    LeatherExotica
    Participant

    hi, I am currently travelling around Brazil. I have found camping for £10pppn in Saquarema 1.5 hrs from Rio. Saquarema is a quiet surf town perfect for down time between matches. it has good transport routes and the owners of the campsite are very friendly originally from the UK. At there campsite they have a firepit, pizza oven, swimming pool, wifi and tents on request and the site is set out of the way so security is no issue.

    check out campinbrazil.com
    drop a tweet @campinbrazil.com
  • #266747

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    [QUOTE=titlar]hi, I am currently travelling around Brazil. I have found camping for £10pppn in Saquarema 1.5 hrs from Rio. Saquarema is a quiet surf town perfect for down time between matches. it has good transport routes and the owners of the campsite are very friendly originally from the UK. At there campsite they have a firepit, pizza oven, swimming pool, wifi and tents on request and the site is set out of the way so security is no issue.

    check out campinbrazil.com
    drop a tweet @campinbrazil.com

    [/QUOTE]

  • #266750

    agri2001
    Participant

    Hahahahahaha

    We have been eating a lot of that lately.
  • #266751

    sven van ‘t Veer
    Participant

    That’s why i placed a whole wall of it.

  • #269080

    kija
    Member

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with worldcupcampingrio.com?
    They said they would contact me regarding a refund at the end of July but I have heard nothing and their email is not working anymore.

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