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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

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Why locals love it

We go for a walk, for running or for riding a bike around the lake. It’s a great place for outdoor fitness. Unfortunately swimming is impossible – take a look at the water and you’ll see it’s far polluted. Well, it’s hard to meet a Carioca who doesn’t exercise, or at least, that assumes it.

Why you should visit it

Rio has so many places for practicing sports. Lagoa has a beautiful view, you can easily rent a bike or just walk around. If you are not in the mood, go for a picnic on its gardens or try some caipirinha in one of the restaurants around.

Special tip

You definitely should go for the sunset.

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4 Comments

The locals love this area. Nice place to have some Drinks (Palafita Kiosk). You can also rent public bikes.
Carmen
Local
February 6, 2020
The best days are the weekends where you can ride a bike or go jogging around beautiful urban nature.
Juliana
Local
July 22, 2018
Chill out place, great for jogging or cycling of having a fancy drink at the rustic amazonian Palaphita Bar
Rodrigo
Local
July 5, 2018
Fantastic Nature and lots of people enjoying outside activities, sporting, reading, and so on.
Ana Maria
Local
June 17, 2017

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