I will be in Rio next week and plan to take a day with my wife and four year old son to "do" the Lagoon and area. A couple questions...
What time of day is it best to visit these two parks? Early, midday, afternoon?
Should I be concerned about my safety at these parks?
Will there be a lot of people if I go midweek? I'm thinking more people is good for safety so looking for a busier day and time to go.
Finally, what would be everyone's opinions on trying to do the Botanical Gardens, Parque da Catacumba, and Parqe Lage along with the rest of the Lagoon area all in one day? Can that be easily done in a half day? day? or would it be better to split over two days? Or are neither park worth making an effort to see? In my research, they seemed like good options for fun with my four year old.