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Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
(4.2/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Its beaches are beautiful, our hotel is on the seafront, only suggest crossing the traffic light that you can stop (provided they run). It is dangerous to cross the avenida Lucio Costa
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  • I didn't spend much time in the neighborhood, but as long as you have put too knowing it was enough to realize that this is a nice place. However, collective transport or particularly if necessary. But like all the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, is worth knowing. Received very organized the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, of course, merit of the whole city and not just in the neighborhood, but considering that most attractions aimed at the event were located there, deserves the compliments. The district also has a few shopping malls, for those who like it's the right spot.
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  • Barra da Tijuca has a great beach is a great place to take a walk on the edge. Has many bars and restaurants to meet.
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