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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
Zona Sul (South Zone)
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All reviews rent a bike beautiful lake coconut water great place to walk spend an afternoon jardim botanico parque lage walk around christ the redeemer lagos jog exercise perimeter picnic 8km ipanema boats
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a very nice area of Rio, you can have a nice walk arpund the lake both during the morning and the evening. It was Christmas time so therw was the lighting xmas tree in the middle of the lake that changed many colours....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emanuelacam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you travel around the city, you won't miss the lake. There's a big Christmas tree that lights up at the moment.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nayhem
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Nice lake in the centre of the city providing the opportunity for water sports, with pedalos available for rent. Path around the outside allows for walking or cycling, with parking available. A large illuminated Christmas tree draws clouds in the evening, with stalls set up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Awesome lagoon/lake where you can rent pedalos, great fun. It has a footpath a cycle path around the lake and is in a really nice area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DannyT90125
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Despite the financial crisis and urban chaos that Rio de Janeiro has become, the neighborhood and the site is still magnifivent. Hills, lagoon, fauna and still a fairly well kept lakeside avenue make the whole wonderful. Private police helps keep the site fairly safe, comparing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Lagoa is a great place to enjoy the day, run or ride a bike. Bikes can be rent using Itau Bike app. Great photos can be taken with all of Rio’s landscapes. Use a sportsware outfit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luliesteves
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Come to this lake in the evening, rent a bike or walk around the ~7KM trail - experience the lovely wind and breathtaking sights of the lake and the city of Rio in its background. It's a very soothing experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Balaji R
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This lake is actually a lagoon connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Alah. This lovely spot is great place to walk, cycle of jog around the lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arvind1000
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mazeva
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mauricio L
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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