Sugarloaf Mountain

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Sugarloaf Mountain Reviews

javier1 javier1
17 reviews
Sugarloaf Mountain - Great views Mar 09, 2012
On a sunny day, you'll take about a thousand photos and the view across to the Corcovado is breathtaking.

The ride up is slightly hairy if you are in any way scared of heights, but it's absolutely worth it for the incredible view at the top.

Plenty of places to sit, relax and have a drink and snack.

For the vistit you may get a full day tour for about 140Reais (air conditioned 16 seat van, buffet lunch, hotel pick up and drop off, entrance to the Christ, Sugar loaf, cathedreal, etc). It was pretty good considering that the entrance fee to Sugar loaf alone is 53 Reais!

In front of the stores, in the middle (between cable cars), where you have a sandal shop and a couple of others, you have free wi-fi internet!
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mark_kingo21 mark_kin…
3 reviews
Sugurloaf Mountain- Rio de Janeiro Jun 25, 2011
Sugarloaf mountain is possibly Rio's second most popular attraction after Christ the Redeemer. Sugarloaf is two high mountains that rise above sealevel on the corner of botafogo and Copacabana. The mountain can be seen from many vantage points throughout the city and there is a cable car which enables people to get to the top of the two mountains. The views from the top are absolutely incredible. While the view from Christ is amazing, I believe the view from sugarloaf is much better because it is much lower than Christ and gives you a better vantage point of views over the city. From the top Rio just looks like a painting, everything is so still and picture perfect. You can sit up there for hours just admiring the view. There are also great views out along the bay where you can watch the planes land and take off from the domestic airport. All in all, no visit to Rio would be complete without a visit to Sugarloaf.

*Best times are sunrise or sunset.

*There are only a couple of food vendors on the mountain and prices are quite expensive.

*Buses are the best and cheapest way to get there. Check google maps for the correct bus number.
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Posted on: Feb 22, 2012
aams10 aams10
1 reviews
Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain Apr 14, 2011
We thought of taking cable car to this iconic sight but chose to do hiking to the top. We rented thru local travel agents, which I should say were amazing, especially our instructor. We were group of 3, one fit, one dodgy knee, one a bit overweight. We were told this is a beginners climb and our instructor made the climb look easy. Though we all struggled a bit but the views were stunning. You will not see the same view of Rio and its neighbourhood through cable car.
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aams10 says:
You r right. We did the big one! At one point I was hanging in air with just my hand grip holding on!!! Quite scary. But loved the whole climb with lot of water in between. We did see one little monkey - (muthu monkey?) Yes it was very cute. Obrigada for suggestions...we r hoping to cycle Rio tomorrow....
Posted on: Apr 14, 2011
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