With an area of 26,000 m² and 4.5 million liters of water, AquaRio is the largest marine aquarium in South America and has about 8,000 animals from 350 different species on display. Lots of unprecedented attractions, impressive venues and tanks, and all the necessary infrastructure provide a pleasant and educational entertainment to the public.

AquaRio also has a strong museological component: the Science Museum. Permanent and temporary exhibitions on the most varied topics related to the marine and aquatic environment will be available to add more knowledge to visitors and to ensure the preservation of archives and scientific collections.

The best way to get to AquaRio from the Belgian Hotel is by taking the VLT (Light Rail Vehicle).