Rio de Janeiro Internet Cafes

Tips for Bringing your Laptop to Brazil

Internet cafes, also known in Brazil as Cyber Cafés or Lan Houses, are commonly found in the neighborhoods of Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. Most visitors bring their laptops or tablet computers to Rio de Janeiro on vacation and use the WiFi offered in their hotel or rental apartment. If you want to leave the PC at home, most hotels and hostels have free internet access on computers in the lobby.

If you do bring a laptop or tablet PC on your Rio de Janeiro vacation, keep it stashed in a backpack when walking about. Make sure your hotel room or rental apartment has a safe, and lock it away whenever you leave the room. A laptop or iPad will fit inside most hotel room or apartment safes. Find out ahead of time if your accommodation will have internet access in the room or if there is an internet access location nearby.

Internet cafes are located throughout the tourist areas, along the main streets of Visconde de Piraja in Ipanema, and along Avenida NS Copacabana in Copacabana. Some are located in bookstores or shops, and other spots are just for international telephone and Internet access. The cost ranges from about $R 5 - $R 8 per hour.

Many restaurants and cafes in Ipanema or Copacabana will have free WiFi service, or there will be an unlocked signal nearby that you can pickup.

"Onde está o internet café mais próximo?"
(Where is the nearest internet cafe?)

Best Internet locations in Ipanema & Copacabana

Letras E Expressoes at Rua Visconde de Piraja 276, Ipanema and at Avenida Ataulfa de Paiva 1292, Leblon. This is a very nice bookstore and cafe that makes for a great place to lounge on a rainy afternoon. They also sell CDs and foreign language magazines and newspapers.

Central Fone at Rua Teixeira de Melo 47, Ipanema. Located near Praça General Osório where the Hippie Fair is held on Sundays.

Cyber Copa Cafe at Av NS Copacabana 1077, Copacabana.Tel 55 21 2287-9403. This cafe has booths with computers.

Cyber Gol Cafe at Rua Rodolfo Dantas 81, Copacabana. Also just has just booths with computers.

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