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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
1746
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rent a bike” (20 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (13 reviews)
“coconut water” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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1746
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"rent a bike"
in 20 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 13 reviews
"coconut water"
in 22 reviews
"round the lake"
in 6 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 5 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 5 reviews
"jardim botanico"
in 9 reviews
"ipanema beach"
in 16 reviews
"olympic games"
in 4 reviews
"parque lage"
in 5 reviews
"christ the redeemer"
in 11 reviews
"lagos"
in 43 reviews
"jogging"
in 36 reviews
"exercise"
in 22 reviews
"perimeter"
in 9 reviews
"picnic"
in 20 reviews
"boats"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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

Thank NaomiCat12345
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Hire Bruno with Bike in Rio Tours to take you on a ride along the beaches and lake in the later afternoon. One of the best things we did in Rio!!!

Thank Tracy L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

In my opinion having such a big (salt-water) lake in the middle of such a beautiful city is a miracle. It really perfects the city.

Thank DimitrisGreece1974
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Really didnt like this lake. Its filthy green and not particularly appealing to the eye. Sure, its in nice area of ipanema, but just didnt do it for me. I was only 2 blocks away at my accommodation but didnt bother visiting after initial look....More

Thank kjmreview
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

As everything here in Rio De Janeiro, don't walk like a Teletubbie exposing your camera or cellphone around the lagoon to don't become another victim of robbery. The lagoon is beautiful but it is not appropriate for shower.

Thank Mary L
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Varun452
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
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