What to see & do during a winter workcation in Brazil

Discover nine essential things to check out in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasília

Kevin Crain

By Kevin Crain

Beautiful aerial photo of Rio de Janeiro

Because of winter’s darker days, people develop the “winter blues,” also known as seasonal affective disorder. Here’s the cure: take a winter workcation! Furnished apartments in Brazil make it hassle-free for digital nomads and remote workers. Better still, Blueground homes feature dedicated workspaces, giving you a separate area for productivity. 

The Northern Hemisphere may experience cooler temps this time of year, but since it’s located in the Southern Hemisphere, Brazil’s summer is actually from December to March. Monthly high and low temperatures range from 85°F (29°C)  to 68°F (20°C). In other words, it’s warm yet comfortable. 

Ready to become a snowbird and fly south for the winter? Here’s our list of fun things to see and do while staying in any of our amazing furnished apartments in Brazil this season.  

Rio de Janeiro

Aerial photo of Rio de Janeiro

Don’t miss Carnival in Rio from February 9 to 17. It’s a bucket-list event that’s like no other on the planet. And the parades provide neverending things to see and hear while you stay for a month or more in Rio de Janeiro

Rio is also synonymous with stunning beaches. Ready to soak up some sunshine? Head to either the famous Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. People-watching is another great pastime at these iconic Brazilian beaches. 

While it’s a popular attraction all year long, hiking to Christ the Redeemer is especially enjoyable in the cooler months of December to March. At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views, too.

São Paulo

Sao Paulo street and buildings

You can’t stay in São Paulo and not spend some time at Ibirapuera Park. This green oasis in the heart of the city offers plenty of outdoor activities to try. It just depends of what kind of al fresco fun you prefer. Rent a bike, have a picnic, or take a leisurely stroll through the lush gardens. 

São Paulo is renowned for its food vendors. You won’t want to miss your chance to sample traditional Brazilian street food like pastel, coxinha, esfiha, and more. Better bring a healthy appetite with you!

Live music performances in this Brazilian city are a must as well. From samba to rock to electronic, there’s a music style for every taste. Whether you’re staying for a month, three months, or longer, be sure to check out the calendar’s of local clubs and venues to see what events and open-air concerts are happening.


Person relaxing near water in Brasilia

Monumental Axis is a wide street lined with government buildings, monuments, museums, and more. It’s an essential place to explore (more than once) in Brazil’s capital. If you’re an architecture buff, there’s lots to check out here as well. 

Want to relax after a long day of work? Brasília’s artificial Paranoá Lake is the ideal spot. You can blow of some steam by paddleboarding or kayaking. Plus, there are beaches where you can unwind, read, or sunbathe, if that’s more your speed. Blueground’s cities around the world offer plenty of fun aquatic spots like this!

Brasília’s cultural calendar is packed during the summer months. So make certain you have time to experience the city’s arts and culture scene. Two great options? Visit the Museu Nacional, a museum dedicated to the country’s history, or catch a live performance at the Teatro Nacional. 

Bask in the beauty of Brazil

Convinced to trade in a chilly winter for a sunny stay in Brazil? Whether you’re planning to check out Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, or Brasília, Blueground’s move-in-ready apartments make it easy. Simply search, book, and feel at home from day one. You can live at and work from our serviced apartments in Brazil for a month, a year, or even longer! 

Kevin Crain

Kevin Crain

Kevin Crain is a writer from Dallas, Texas. He’s dedicated to helping every Blueground guest live like a local and make their apartment feel like home. His favorite topics include active experiences, bucket list essentials, and hidden gems in cities around the world.