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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  • October 6, 2017
    An incredibly beautiful Beach. It's very trendy, several kiosks with beautiful people and cool music. Near several restaurants tbm, the day I was going on Flamengo's game then were crowded and with enough noise ... Very nice loved it
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  • October 5, 2017
    a wonderful place in rio de janeiro. has it all, best doctors, shops, restaurants and places to have fun
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  • October 4, 2017
    I was in Rio for an event and at the end of the afternoon I went to the beach, 10, breathing the sea breeze. It was very cold, but it was worth it! The place is very beautiful!
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