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Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lagoa is on of Rio's best spots you can walk, ride a bike, use your skateboard with a great view that is not by the ocean. If you feel like walking, you can do the +8km lap or just hang out in the many...More

Thank Mazeva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas has a circumference of 8 kms with a beautiful view and opportunity of races and bike rides with several points of beautiful photographs.

Thank Mauricio L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Around the Lagoa, you can easily reach Parque Lage, stop for a bite to eat at Palaphita (both included in my Rio de Janeiro trip on my profile), or just hang out in one of the grassy spots. There are city bikes all around the...More

Thank Kari_Beaulieu
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the world, this is a kind of security oasis in a city struck by a non declared civil war. One can walk around or cycle around its waters, with some chance of spotting some wildlife around. Not...More

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

You can choose go for a walk, restaurant, clubs, bike, or just relax sitting in the grass for a picnic. There are many parking areas around it and close by always good restaurant options, playground for kids, rental bikes, etc... Tip: some parking areas are...More

Thank Bernardo G
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I go walking round the lake every weekend enjoying the beauty of the place and the fantastic views of the mountains. Some great little restaurants in the area and a commercial centre with a cinema. Lots of locals come here to walk and exercise. It’s...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

No fun no good boats no pubs nor restaurants. nothing to see that you cannot see from other parts of the beautiful city do not waste your time and money - and believe me i know what i am saying maybe one day when the...More

Thank MauricioBromfman
Reviewed 14 May 2018

That's a great place that you can keep in form like riding a bike, running and even walking by a beatiful view. Take care of your belongings because there are many burglars around there. Today is better because there are a lot of police but...More

Thank stephan s
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Fab place for spending a Sunday because it becomes full of bustle and life. Some would say it is too busy, but I think it is exactly the heart of Carioca life. Dogs, picnics, swan boat pedalos, popcorn carts and restaurant/bars on the shore of...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A very nice place, its about 8 km to go around. We tried to rent a bike but couldn't for some reason but it was nice to walk around as well

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21 December 2015|
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Response from maiasilvia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to answer you so late, but I see that U got it from somebody else. Unfortunately this year the Christmas tree at the lake had a serious problem during its assemblage due to strong winds and its inauguration was... More