Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro

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Walk, skate, jog, or cycle the pathway encircling Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which features numerous convenient spots from which you can photograph the Tijuca Forest and Corcovado Mountain. Along the way, grab a light snack and a refreshing drink from one of many kiosks dotting the 8-km (5 mi) track. You can row, sail, or water ski on the lake, but if your prefer to just bob on the water and admire the sights, rent a small paddle boat from one of several stands located on the eastern side of the lagoon. Visit the area in the evening to enjoy live music, mingle with the locals, and watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand. Make Rodrigo de Freitas Lake a centerpiece of your Rio de Janeiro vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
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  • Excellent alternative with small children with many options for your small, mainly around the square of the skates.
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  • Coming out of the tunnel Rebouças from Notre Zone, the pond scenario Rodrigues de Freitas is beautiful, do not tire of looking at your landscape. On Sundays while my husband walks, my turn the lagoon into a bike rented by there anyway, we agreed to meet in the middle to take a coconut water and enjoy the view to the lagoon has.
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  • Very good pond, several leisure options and sport, super indico for all ages. Do not forget to check ...
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