Date Women in Rio De Janeiro: Top Places for Meeting Brazilian Girls

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most touristy cities in the world. It’s easy to see why: it has warm temperatures throughout the year, gorgeous beaches, and fantastic hiking trails in the nearby mountains. 

As the second-largest city in Brazil and the fourth largest in South America, Rio de Janeiro presents no shortage of opportunities for meeting girls. Indeed, the city has a reputation for having beautiful women

But where exactly in the city should you go to meet these girls? That’s what we’re going to talk about today!

Here are the top places for meeting Brazilian girls in Rio de Janeiro.

Where to Meet Rio De Janeiro Women During the Day?

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Rio de Janeiro is a big city with numerous opportunities for meeting women during the day:


If you want to go sightseeing while finding plenty of cute girls to approach, you can walk around in the following neighborhoods:

  • Ipanema
  • Urca
  • Copacabana 

Each of these places is safe during the day and is close to the beach. 

Shopping Malls

The best shopping mall in Rio De Janeiro is Shopping Rio Sul, which is close to the Copacabana neighborhood. The Shopping Leblon mall in Ipanema is also worth a try.

Other popular malls include:

  • Botafogo Praia
  • Fashion Mall

If you spend a few hours looking around, you should have no problems with finding lots of pretty girls to approach. 


If you’re going to approach girls on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, be prepared to approach them while they are in a group. Brazilian girls often tan and hang out on the beach in groups rather than alone. If you’d rather approach them one-on-one, you’re better off trying the shopping malls or in the city streets. 

Ipanema and Copacabana beaches are arguably the best beach for approaching girls in the entire city! Take note that they can get very crowded on the weekends during the tourist season. 


Another good way to meet girls in Rio de Janeiro during the day is to stay at a hostel. There are a lot of hostels located in Ipanema and Copacabana, and sometimes right near the beaches, such as:

  • Hoshtel
  • Aquarela do Leme
  • Ipanema Beach Hostel

Not only does it leave you in an excellent position to meet girls from Rio, but you can also meet plenty of tourist girls staying at the hostels as well. 

Dating Brazilian Girls at Night

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From the people to the atmosphere to the music, Rio de Janeiro is a city made for partying.

But where specifically in the city should you go to a party and meet girls at night? 

Zona Sul is the region of Rio de Janeiro, where most tourists stay and include the neighborhoods of Ipanema and Copacabana that we just walked about. Your best bet will be to stay in this area.

You also shouldn’t neglect the Arcos de Lapa area, also known as the Lapa Arches. It includes lots of bars and clubs to meet women, and every Friday night, it turns into a giant street party. 

These areas will be more expensive than the rest of the city, but they also have some of the very best bars and nightclubs in Rio. Examples of top bars and nightclubs in Ipanema and Copacabana include:

  • MudBug
  • Fosfobox
  • Cervantes
  • Bar Astor
  • Fasano

Nightlife in Rio mostly resolves around Samba dancing. Learn a few moves, and you’ll instantly stand out to Brazilian girls from other male tourists. 

Meeting Rio De Janeiro Women Online

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Rio de Janeiro is a massive city with over six million people. You can quickly meet girls here without needing to resort to dating apps.

But if you would like to try out online dating, one of your best choices is and On these Brazilian dating websites, you can meet girls online before you officially arrive in the city.

Another mobile app in Rio is Happn. This app is unique because it allows you to talk to women you’ve crossed paths with in real life.

 You can also try out Tinder, but be selective about the areas in Rio where you want to meet girls. Some of the most beautiful women are from Ipanema, so consider limiting your search preferences to this area.

Remember that dating is a numbers game, so the best way to find a Brazilian girl to date online will be to get a lot of phone numbers. The find out who’s free when you are, and meet up for the date.

Tips for Dating in Rio De Janeiro

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Learn a bit of Portuguese

The local language in Brazil is Portuguese. Contrary to what many people think, Spanish and English won’t get you very far in Brazil. If you want to maximize your chances of meeting hot Brazilian women, you need to put your Portuguese to the test.

Get to know the culture first

Since Brazil is a melting pot of nationalities, the culture in the country is among the most diverse in the world. The best way to describe Brazilian culture is Western with cultural and ethnic mixing.

Internationally, Brazil has a reputation for its traditions and celebrations, including the annual Carnival. It is the most significant holiday in the country and is held from the Friday before Ash Wednesday to Ash Wednesday at noon.

Treat women with respect

Lots of tourists come to Brazil every year just for the Carnival, which has a reputation for wild parties and half-naked girls who are down for sex with virtually any foreign male. In reality, while many of these girls do like to flirt with foreign men, they also are not necessarily down for taking things that far so quickly.

Don’t be the guy who goes around abruptly hitting on girls in an outright sexual manner. Be a gentleman, and wait to consider turning things sexual until you have met the girl, gotten to know her more, and feel she is responding to you well.

A couple of safety tips

Rio can be rough around the edges, as you may have heard. When visiting the city, you should do your best to blend in as a local. Don’t walk alone at night (this is why Rio is ideal for visiting with a friend) and stick to the main tourist areas like Copacabana and Ipanema.

Wrapping it up

You’re going to have a lot of fun in Rio! Stick to the tourist areas and stay on your guard, and you’ll be safe. Walk the beaches of Ipanema or hit the bars and clubs in Copacabana, and you’ll find plenty of hot girls to approach.

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Hi! I am Matt, and I am a specialist in Latin American dating. I love meeting foreign people - it teaches me so much about the world! I have been traveling in South America for more than five years, and I have to say that it's been a blessing to meet such beautiful people. I hope that you will enjoy reading my blog! Matt