Best office locations in Rio de Janeiro

Buzzing with business and culture, Rio is an ideal location for your growing team—the key is finding the right workspace

Fueled by dance festivals, iconic scenery, customs, and cuisines, Rio de Janeiro is a lively landing spot for your next office space. But don’t be fooled by the festivities: a fast-growing economy and huge business in the industrial and finance sectors make Rio a contender in Latin America—and the world. This combination of business and culture attracts established companies and budding startups from across the globe.

With a population of 6.7 million and an economy that is as diverse as it is robust, you can find business opportunities in manufacturing, finance, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, commerce, trade, media, communications, and tech services in this buzzing metropolis.

Opening an office in Rio is one thing, but finding the best place to set up shop is another. WeWork offers a range of workspace solutions across the city targeted to businesses of all sizes. Whether it’s beachside in Ipanema or in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain, you’ll find the space you need to thrive.

Botafogo

Considered one of the hottest neighborhoods in Rio, Botafogo will put your business on an upward trajectory. The district’s artsy flair makes it appealing for creatives, tech entrepreneurs, and established teams alike. It’s not all business, however: Between sandy beaches, views of Sugarloaf Mountain, hip cocktail bars, and boutique eateries, Botafogo helps keep the work week fresh—and your employees are sure to thank you.

WeWork Pasteur 154 is an extension of this vibe, with graphic wall art, pops of color throughout, and a rooftop terrace that’s ideal for networking on summer afternoons. Set your team up at a dedicated desk and surround yourself with other collaborative professionals. Alternatively, opt for an office suite for increased privacy in your own conference rooms and lounges.

Large windows, comfortable common areas, and modern amenities make our Botafogo building ideal for flexible professionals. Outdoor spaces add to the shared workspace, while access to recreational games make it easy to unwind during stressful days.

Ipanema

Famous for the song “The Girl From Ipanema,” this Rio neighborhood is brimming with potential—both the business and the social kind. It’s ideal for fashion designers and artisans. It’s also known for diversity in architecture, urban planning, and culture—perfect if you’re launching a startup with dreams of disruption.

During Carnival, 1.1 million people descend upon the area, offering a draw for new talent and unbeatable networking opportunities. Just think of the amazing people you could meet when this wonderful party comes to town.

WeWork Visconde de Pirajá 495 puts your team at the heart of everything Ipanema has to offer. Giant leather sofas make for comfortable collaboration, while stylish kitchens and bar stools encourage you to take your lunch away from your desk. For a moment to yourself, take advantage of our onsite wellness room—perfect for deep breathing and meditation. After work, attend one of our happy hours, food tastings, or information panels and connect with people in this building and beyond.

WeWork Carioca in Rio.

Carioca

Carioca is Rio’s financial center, and—considering this city has the second-largest GDP in Brazil—putting down roots here is no small feat, particularly if you’re in banking or trading.

WeWork Almirante Barroso 81 helps soften the landing with all-inclusive amenities and flexible monthly agreements. These hallmark WeWork features come in especially handy when the market is as saturated as it is in Carioca.

This prime location offers cushy seating areas with plush chairs, leather sofas, and plenty of tables for your coffee mugs and kitchen snacks. Plus, the soft lighting is easy on the eyes when you’re working late nights.

Surround your team with a vibrant network of professionals at our Carioca workspace, which frequently hosts networking events and educational seminars. To break up the workday, explore the neighborhood’s cultural and historic landmarks as well as the vibrant restaurants and nightlife.

Rio is a city rich in culture, food, parties, people, and business. With WeWork’s shared spaces, you have the chance to put down roots and make your mark in this vibrant city.

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