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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. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Barra da Tijuca.
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  • A place to admire, waters turquoise, giant plants, spotless sand, take lina bus blancoi 1,2,3, or 8, takes one hour approximately the way, worth it!
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  • Top! I really liked the beaches less crowded that Ipanema or Copacabana, and Olegário Maciel (Street) with the restaurants and bar!
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  • Very nice, the sea is quite dangerous. Pulls in and cost out sometimes, a heavenly blue and the good white sand. In Metro takes 15 min. Buenisimo!
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