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Move like a local in Rio de Janeiro with cutting edge apps

Find your way around Rio with RioGo and What3Words

Find your way around Rio with RioGo and What3WordsGetting around in any unknown city can be tricky at the best of times. Add a foreign language, spread out geography and the biggest sports event of the year and you may be up for a challenge.


Our award-winning and free to download RioGo app does the hard work for you. Enter your accommodation, events, sights and restaurants you’ve planned, and RioGo creates an itinerary for you. It will show you the fastest, cheapest or environmentally friendliest way to navigate around the city. RioGo is multi-modal, which means it can combine public transport, bike hire and walking into your trips, depending on your preferences.


Find your way around Rio with RioGo and What3Wordswhat3…what? w3w is an award-winning tech solution which uses a global grid of 3mx3m squares, each with a unique pre-assigned 3 word address (e.g. require.extreme.bikers for the Velodrome entrance). Where regular postal addresses can be confusing and lack precision, what3words tells you exactly where you need to be – one 3×3 metre square at a time.

“We are on a mission to change the way people communicate location, to make the world a more efficient, less frustrating and a safer place with 3 word addresses,” says Chris Sheldrick, CEO and co-founder of what3words. “With what3words, there’s simply no reason to get lost in Rio this year.”

RioGo integrates with what3words

Getting around can be complex during a huge event like the Olympics. Specifying exactly where to meet, for example in a big venue like the Maracanã Stadium, may be difficult.

RioGo gives you detailed information about Olympic events, each listed with its 3-word address. This way it will be much easier to get to an exact location in all the Olympic hustle and bustle. You’ll be feeling like a local in no time!