Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro

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#2 of 12 in Nature in Rio de Janeiro
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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  • August 15, 2017
    I'm in love with this location, ideal for hiking with a nice view. The observatories located by your extension provide a visual interest to relax or meditate. The part between the botanical gardens and Leblon is usually more, policed as such. Worth taking a walk and take a coconut water, if you want to eat the options are a little steep.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Well worth walking around the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. When I went the weather was cloudy, but still she is pretty.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I visited the paralimpíadas and was super structured, with a lot of security and accessibility.
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