Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro
(4.5/5 based on 7,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Lake is beautiful. All would be even better with lunch options that way. But it's really great for a walk.
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  • Think of a place that any point you have a beautiful view? Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Beautiful anywhere and with peculiarities in various points, rollerblade Park, Paddleboat, Cantagalo, Lagoon. A full turn you won't regret it.
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  • Whether for a walk or a bike ride, the Lake is a great choice. Gives Rio a great potential to walk and have very nice views with Fund city and Lake as the protagonist
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