Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jamal H
Dallas, TX3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
I was actually disappointed by this place but maybe it was the day I walked around? It was sunny but not very busy. The entire place was kinda abandoned I guess but its still really beautiful. I guess if your gonna run or bike etc, this is a good spot because you have a beautiful view of the Lagoon and the area of the South of the city.

I got to see the Botafogo training club on the lake. It was cool!
Written August 15, 2021
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,609 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
The Lagoa as it is known in Rio is great to cycle around - we hired bicycles from our hotel in Ipanema. There is a bicycle path all around the lagoon and it is an easygoing flat 7km tour. We enjoyed a great lunch as well at restaurant Gratini near the finish point of the Olympic rowing course which is still there.
Written February 7, 2019
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HamburgAlsterFan
Hamburg, Germany209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The Brasilian part of our large international family has lived in Brasil (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) since about 1900.

Our grand- grand- father came originally from Wilhelmshaven, his daughters and sons emigrated to all over the world (North and South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europa (Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, ...).

All our families meet once a year in one of these countries. We love Brasil, and we enjoy to visit Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Of course, the young people in our international families enjoy the beaches in Rio (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon); and the parents enjoy the nature in Brasil.

The lake RODRIGO de FREITAS is one of our favorite places to enjoy the phantastic Brasilian nature!

Recommendation: take with a good digital photo/ video camera to make photos and films of your visitors. They will enjoy remember their visit to the lake RODRIGO de FREITAS by watching the photos and films of their visit in Brasil.
Written March 24, 2017
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ5,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This beautiful venue is a masterpiece of nature, just facing corcovado cliff
And the Christ. However, I advise to take care these times! Too many people
Strolling, many without any epidemic protections. I think it os a dangerous place to go in times of pandemics.
Written July 18, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,987 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The lake soits behind Ipanema Beach and is fed by various rivers and creeks as well as a canl to the Atlantic Ocean.It has a walking path but most visitirs will see it as the drive by to either of the airports. It can look pleasant enhanced by the rock formations around Rio.
Written November 16, 2019
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Hisbello C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Walking around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas when the sun is coming down is an outstanding experience. Drink a coconut water and enjoy the view.
Written March 24, 2019
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rockyworldtravel
Mexico City, Mexico62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
You can rent a family bike to do the tour around the lake and it took us 50 minutes with some stops for photos. Check the bike before you start to make sure the tires are pumped up and the bike actually works and they just enjoy the ride with your kids! Two children can fit in the front of the bike. You get some nice views of the like and the christ in the background!
Written February 20, 2019
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bc1050
Rio de Janeiro, RJ194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 a paradise place and a must visit if you come to Rio. Walking distance from Ipanema and Leblon.
Written July 23, 2018
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Ingrid L
Tienen, Belgium29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
We spent 6 days wakeboarding and waterskiing on the lake. We had a wonderfull time.Greg is a perfect driver and coach. He has two boats: one for wakeboarding (nice wave), and one for waterski.
Both equipped with all gear needed, Zero Off included. Nice slalom course.
The lake is ideal: flat water, no need for wetsuit: 30 degres Celcius watertemperature in februari.
Highly recommended. We'll come back.
Ipanema side: r.Garcia d'Avila, or Perto do Clube Caiçaras.
99961-0817
Written February 26, 2017
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Paula Duprat
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful and quiet place to enjoy at dusk or at any time to walk, run, do exercise or simply drink a beer.
Written February 5, 2020
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