The Hottest Pools In Rio
How to describe a pool day in Rio…
Stunningly bright turquoise waters, searing heat, and glorious views of the mountainous landscape, the natural beauty is rivaled only by the dreamy haze caused by never-ending ice cold passion fruit caipirinhas.
This scene is both physical and spiritual home to the Cariocas, and one where the effortlessly cool style of Rio is always on display. Next time you visit the Cidade Maravilhosa, make some time to relax at our preferred poolside spots.
Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel
This 5 star hotel located in front of the Copacabana beach is truly a Rio de Janeiro legend. The Art Deco residence opened in 1923, and has since become a revolving door for the rich and famous. The impressive pool won’t disappoint (it’s one of the largest in Rio), and neither will the clientele of beautiful Cariocas. For the Frescobol Carioca team, this is the best place to relax and enjoy a spot of lunch al fresco, before making a few laps to justify the extra indulgence.
The undefeated champion of Sexiest Pool in Rio, Fasano has a youthful, flirtatious vibe. Located on the roof top of Fasano Hotel in the heart of Ipanema, the infinity pool overlooks both Ipanema and Arpoador beaches, the Morro dois Irmaos mountains, and the iconic Corcovado. This luxury hotel was Philippe Starck’s first project in Brazil honoring Bossa Nova’s golden age. The pool bar is the best spot in Rio to get a sunset drink and is frequented by such famous Brazilians as Mert Alas, Izabel Goulart, and Andrea Dellal.
Vila Santa Teresa
Set back from the coastline in the lush greenery of the Santa Teresa neighbourhood, this family-run vila provides a welcome oasis from the bustling seaside districts. Perched above the city, their rooftop pool offers a unique view that encapsulates Rio’s blend of rainforest, urban architecture, and sparkling Atlantic.
If you are looking for the next level Carioca experience, Caiçaras’ club is the most exclusive poolside venue in Rio and you will need to be invited by a member to get a spot on the guest list. If you can befriend a local insider though, you’ll be rewarded with a huge swimming pool lined with palm trees, on its own private island.