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Rio de Janeiro Airport is more usually known as Galeao International Airport rather than its official title of GaleĆ£o-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). The airport was named after the beach located nearby. Although it is not the busiest airport, it is the largest in Brazil. It shares some facilities with the Brazilian Air force. The airport is located approximately 13 miles from Rio de Janeiro.

Your car hire booking confirmation email will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Rio de Janeiro, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Rio de Janeiro car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Rio de Janeiro Airport

The airport has two passenger terminals and there are plans to update and enlarge the airport to cope with the increasing numbers of passengers expected. The two terminals have a range of shops, bars, restaurants, post office, currency exchange booths, pharmacy, disabled facilities, baby changing room and a VIP lounge.

Tourist Info

Rio de Janeiro, the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro is home to more than 6million people and was formerly the capital city of Brazil, more than 12million people live within the metropolitan area of Rio. The strip of land that is Rio has its centre on the western shore of Guanabara Bay it is located on a mountainous terrain with beaches reaching out to the open sea, many areas were cut off from one another until the construction of roads and tunnels allowed access to all of the zones in Rio.

The centre of the city is where the financial districts are located; the Downtown area is where the business world is found with some of the largest companies in Brazil located there, it will also figure prominently during the 2016 Summer Olympics when large parts of it will be redeveloped and include new museums as well as shops and restaurants. The city centre is also the home to some of the most popular tourist attractions such as the Paco which was built to house the governors of Brazil during the colonial times. There are a number of impressive religious buildings such as the Old Cathedral and the National Historical Museum. The city also has an 18th century public garden and a Roman style aqueduct. The beaches in Brazil are what brings many visitors to Rio and most will want to visit the Ipanema and Copacabana beach where each New Year they hold spectacular parties for more than 2 million revellers.

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