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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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  • Nice beach to get away from Ipanema and Copacabana. About a 15 -20 minute cab from Ipanema depending on traffic. Beaches are cleaner and a lot safer. Lots of shopping and restaurants for all tastes an...  more »
  • Barra is a somewhat new development in Rio with good option for hotels, shopping, and entertainment. It is mainly an upper middle class families urban area. Obviously, the beach is the star. Clean, no...  more »
  • This is the latest, most modern, most ‘in’ neighbourhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It has, arguably, the nicest beach in the city (a word of warning: this is open ocean, careful with the waves an...  more »