Be in the woods in
Tijuca National Forest4
Why locals love it
Located between the south and north zones, Rio locals can easily reach the forest in a few minutes. There the options are diverse and suitable to all visitors. You can trek for hours, reach peaks, go to waterfalls or do the whole tour by car.
Why you should visit it
The Tijuca Forest is one of the biggest urban forests in the world. There are all kinds of trails and some enable beautiful views of the city. The trails receive maintenance and are well sign-posted. There is also a trail adapted for wheelchairs.
The entrance is free. There are two restaurants, but carry cash because they don't accept cards. And forget about cellphone signal in some parts.