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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coconut water” (21 reviews)
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 via mobile

I love this place! The sunsets are amazing & people come out to picknic, for a stroll, to walk their dogs or simply for a jog. It gets quite busy & still is peaceful!

Thank Marlinesk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to do some exercise with a fantastic view. A lap on the running ttack is about 7kms. Never gets too crowded. Can be dangerous after dark

Thank tomjones71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed, walk ir jog around the perimeter, rent bikes or rent a boat to enjoy beautiful views of the Christ Redeemer statue. Try to go when in its not too hot.

Thank bernard b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful lake linking Ipanema Leblon to Botanical Garden district. Wonderful views, great for walks and ciclying. Avoid Sundays when it is packed.

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just rent a bike and go round the lake.. An easy and relaxing stroll with our 7 year old. Enjoyed the visit at parque lage on the opposite side. It never felt like you left the city as the cycling lane is close to the...More

Thank Virginie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Idyllic place for walking at the foot of the beach of ipanema. You can take a walk on the lake or walk and enjoy the tropical fauna and fauna of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Good place to sip a fresh coconut water.

Thank limane24
Reviewed May 18, 2017

With the extension of 7.5 km, the Lagoon is the prefect spot for jogging and biking. Also to relax and make picnics with friends and family. Recently they increased the policing and nocturnal illumination.

Thank Thaíssa M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Rio is know by its beaches, but Lagoa is a great spot to see how life in Rio really is. Around its margins you will see how people is active here, there are lots of great kiosks and the sunset from Palaphita is great. Hire...More

Thank brjader
Reviewed May 3, 2017

It's a lake. A very nice lake by many mountains, but it's a lake. The traffic around the lake when I passed by was very heavy, so I really didn't spend time at the lake as a result.

Thank 561stephenz
Reviewed May 1, 2017

It's nice to have the lake in the middle of the city, though it does mean it has busy roads near it for some of the circuit. We hired bikes and cycled round it. It was a holiday so was super busy with bikes, walkers,...More

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December 21, 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