Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (/ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛəroʊ, -deɪ ʒə-, -də dʒə-/; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u d(ʒi) ʒɐˈnejɾu];[3] River of January), or simply Rio,[4] is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, the second-most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and sixth-most populous in the Americas…

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Who we are

Philigret Guest House

We are a Brazilian/ Irish family run business 15kms from Rio de Janeiro. Our studios are surranded by breath taking mountain views. If you are early birds you will be able to watch the monkeys feeding on the banana tree in the front garden in the mornings.
There are a few beaches in the area, the closest is Itacoatiara and Itaipu, you can get there lots of ways, by car its a 10 minute drive, you can take the public bus which runs every 5 minutes and costs around 1 euro.  We have bicycles for rent and if you wish to cycle to the beach it takes about 15 minutes, it´s well worth it cause you cycle alongside the jungle so the wildlife is alive arond you!


Niterói (Portuguese pronunciation: [niteˈɾɔj], [nitɛˈɾɔj]) is a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil. It lies across Guanabara Bay facing the city of Rio de Janeiro and forms part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area.[2] It was the state capital, as marked by its golden mural crown, between 1834~1894 and again between 1903~1975. It has an estimated population of 487,327 inhabitants (2010) and an area of 129.375 km (80.39 mi), making it the sixth most populous city in the state. It has the highest Human Development Index of the state[citation needed]. The city has the nicknames of Nikity, Nicki City and the Smile City (Cidade Sorriso)[citation needed].
Studies by the Getulio Vargas Foundation in June 2011 classified Niterói as the richest city of Brazil, with 55.7% of the population included in class A. Considering the classes A and B, Niterói also appears in the first place, with 85.9% of the population in these classes.