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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  • A modern neighborhood, very different from the South. I lived in 3 years, and by bar whenever possible return to spend a holiday with the family. The neighborhood has excellent restaurants and shopping malls. Has beautiful beaches (recommend staying between the 4 and 6 If you have children).
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  • It is a very quiet even though it is in a big city. The beach is easily accessible, very soft and finite sand, incredible sea! Very friendly people.
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  • Newer are in town, this beach offers water sports in some spots, like surfing, kitesurfing. It is very beautiful and generally very clean.  more »

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