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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
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All reviews rent a bike beautiful lake coconut water round the lake great place to walk spend an afternoon jardim botanico parque lage walk around lagos jog exercise perimeter picnic 8km ipanema boats
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome lagoon/lake where you can rent pedalos, great fun. It has a footpath a cycle path around the lake and is in a really nice area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DannyT90125
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the financial crisis and urban chaos that Rio de Janeiro has become, the neighborhood and the site is still magnifivent. Hills, lagoon, fauna and still a fairly well kept lakeside avenue make the whole wonderful. Private police helps keep the site fairly safe, comparing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lagoa is a great place to enjoy the day, run or ride a bike. Bikes can be rent using Itau Bike app. Great photos can be taken with all of Rio’s landscapes. Use a sportsware outfit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luliesteves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come to this lake in the evening, rent a bike or walk around the ~7KM trail - experience the lovely wind and breathtaking sights of the lake and the city of Rio in its background. It's a very soothing experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Balaji R
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This lake is actually a lagoon connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Alah. This lovely spot is great place to walk, cycle of jog around the lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arvind1000
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The Lagoa is on of Rio's best spots you can walk, ride a bike, use your skateboard with a great view that is not by the ocean. If you feel like walking, you can do the +8km lap or just hang out in the many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mazeva
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas has a circumference of 8 kms with a beautiful view and opportunity of races and bike rides with several points of beautiful photographs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mauricio L
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Around the Lagoa, you can easily reach Parque Lage, stop for a bite to eat at Palaphita (both included in my Rio de Janeiro trip on my profile), or just hang out in one of the grassy spots. There are city bikes all around the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kari_Beaulieu
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the world, this is a kind of security oasis in a city struck by a non declared civil war. One can walk around or cycle around its waters, with some chance of spotting some wildlife around. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carlosmp
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

You can choose go for a walk, restaurant, clubs, bike, or just relax sitting in the grass for a picnic. There are many parking areas around it and close by always good restaurant options, playground for kids, rental bikes, etc... Tip: some parking areas are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bernardo G
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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