Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

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Enjoy nouveau riche Brazilian lifestyle at Barra da Tijuca, a beach neighborhood in the city's western zone. This up-and-coming area boasts mega malls with plenty of shopping, plus big luxury condominiums with pools, spas, and sports facilities. With a wide, 17 km (10.5 mi) long sandy beach, the neighborhood caters to a variety of beach lifestyles in a safe setting due to the absence of ghettos. By day, join the fun with volleyball players, joggers, surfers, kite surfers, and bodysurfers. After dark, check out this young quarter's vibrant nightlife. Use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning tool to add Barra da Tijuca and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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  • Barra da Tijuca has one of the best beaches on the River, with several leisure options in the sand and surrounded by kiosks, bars and restaurants. The sunset is wonderful!
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  • We really liked the beach, we went with a 3-year-old child and a baby and is ideal, quiet within everything. 8 days we had 4 of calm water and other many waves 4. We could always get to the sea, we enjoy sunny days and the cloudy with drizzle! We will return.
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  • Barra da Tijuca is without comparisons, see? a huge beach, with a calm sea that you swim without fear of drowning, sellers are very charismatic and the beach itself is a beautiful place for you to relax from the stress of everyday life
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Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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