Welcome to Rio – home to samba music, the carnival and one of the finest airports in South America. There's loads to do at the RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport.
For starters, you could get pampered at Plaza Premium Lounge. There are 3 at the airport, located at Domestic Departures, International Departures and also at the Arrivals hall. These lounges offer comfortable seating, shower facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and other amenities. The lounges at International Departures and Arrivals also have VIP rooms for those who want a little more privacy when they rest. Another great thing about these lounges? The food. You can sample some of Brazil's best local eats here, including Salpicão (Brazilian-style chicken salad), Pão de Queijo (cheese bread), Carioca Beef Stew and the incredibly flavourful fish stew known as Moqueca. Need a drink to go with your meal? Head over to the stunning bar to enjoy Brazil's national cocktail – the caipirinha!
Aside from kicking back at the lounges, you could also pick up a souvenir from one of the many great shops at the airport. At the top of our wish list are a pair of colourful flip flops for the beach, artisanal chocolates made from Brazilian cocoa beans, and resin jewellery handmade by local artisans. The airport also has other local and international brands so go ahead, shop and explore!
Sign up to receive the latest news and exclusive offers