Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
Walk, skate, jog, or cycle the pathway encircling Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which features numerous convenient spots from which you can photograph the Tijuca Forest and Corcovado Mountain. Along the way, grab a light snack and a refreshing drink from one of many kiosks dotting the 8-km (5 mi) track. You can row, sail, or water ski on the lake, but if your prefer to just bob on the water and admire the sights, rent a small paddle boat from one of several stands located on the eastern side of the lagoon. Visit the area in the evening to enjoy live music, mingle with the locals, and watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand. A visit to Rodrigo de Freitas Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rio de Janeiro trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This area is a beauty. Ideal for exercise. Riding a bike is a pleasure!!!! I highly recommend it!
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  • An interesting place to take your friends who do not know Rio de Janeiro yet. The wonderful view and the various dining options make visitors tear praise to our city.
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  • The lagoon is massive & spills out to the Atlantic Ocean via a small canal running through the city. This is the same lagoon the media heralded as overly polluted prior to the World Cup and Olympics. This is not the case! It is blue and tranquil.
  • Nice place to visit Rio. It’s perfect to jogging, walk or just be near from nature. Good options to eat too.
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