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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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“rent a bike” (18 reviews)
“coconut water” (21 reviews)
“lovely lake” (5 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 March 24, 2017

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,...More

6  Thank teacher_Udo
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Go to lagoa, ride a bike, eat in ARAB in front of parque dos patins there, and enjoy your sunset ! This place is in the middle of few neighborhoods Really amazing!

Thank Carolinne B
Reviewed February 26, 2017

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...More

3  Thank Ingrid L
Reviewed February 15, 2017

the beaches are great...but my favorite jogging experience is around the lake (7,5 km), perhaps less `touristic` but with a unique atmosphere. After jogging there are many places to get a cold beer and different snack food. If you`d rather row, this is where the...More

Thank Alexandre P
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

If there is one place I love in Rio it is Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Anytime you go, you can find something to do there. You can rent a bike and ride round the lake, run or just walk around it, you will feel renewed....More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Despite the smell from the lake, this is an incredible place to visit, is absolutely view from south zone from Rio. The mayor of the city should do something to make this spot 100% perfect, its really beautiful.

1  Thank Gian C
Reviewed January 26, 2017

this area is very nice to walk around, is very nice , lots of tree and the lake makes it feel less hot than near the beach, dont miss it as it has amazing views of the city

Thank rosannar
Reviewed January 24, 2017

The landscape of the lake is magnificent. There is a paved track around it for people to go there for walking, jogging, or cycling, mainly; roller skating can be practiced, too. Great just to seat and admire nature, and enjoy its atmosphere. Kioscs along the...More

Thank Luisguiper
Reviewed January 12, 2017

OK we went with friends for walk around the lake and to have a look what its all about. It was nice to have different view on the city an its popular with people doing jogging. There is place where you can rent Swan pedal...More

Thank Ruslan R
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is a natural lake in contact in the ocean by a canal coming from Ipanema beach. The water is not very clear but for water sports is the place in Rio. From the lake we can see "Corcovado" and "Tijuca" nature...More

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Hi We are visiting Rio D Janerio on Dec 2015 Christmas. I came to know there will be going to Firworks on Christmas eve which is on Dec 24 at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Can any suggest what is suitable time to be at Logoa to enjoy the Fireworks. At what time Firework expected to be start
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