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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 yesterday

Idyllic place for walking at the foot of the beach of ipanema. You can take a walk on the lake or walk and enjoy the tropical fauna and fauna of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Good place to sip a fresh coconut water.

Thank limane24
Reviewed 18 May 2017

With the extension of 7.5 km, the Lagoon is the prefect spot for jogging and biking. Also to relax and make picnics with friends and family. Recently they increased the policing and nocturnal illumination.

Thank Thaíssa M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Rio is know by its beaches, but Lagoa is a great spot to see how life in Rio really is. Around its margins you will see how people is active here, there are lots of great kiosks and the sunset from Palaphita is great. Hire...More

Thank brjader
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It's a lake. A very nice lake by many mountains, but it's a lake. The traffic around the lake when I passed by was very heavy, so I really didn't spend time at the lake as a result.

Thank 561stephenz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's nice to have the lake in the middle of the city, though it does mean it has busy roads near it for some of the circuit. We hired bikes and cycled round it. It was a holiday so was super busy with bikes, walkers,...More

Thank nickyj11
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Yes, This is a Lagoon because it has a strong channel allowing the sea water to come in and out. Yes it has salt water. It's dirty, even looking clear. So, do not come inside. But it's beautiful and is settled just among the Ipanema...More

Thank EduardoRio
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Large lake & areas of attractive shoreline. Attraction is somewhat diminished by noisy busy roads on all sides

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We ended up walking the 7k around the lake as bikes were all taken. During the day there were no bars or restaurants open, only occasional cold drink barrows. Helicopter tours available. Some shade.

Thank Mimihook
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Beautiful place to Run in the afternoon. I just love this place, also you can rent pedalinhos to do a tour inside of the lagoon. At night there are a lot of quiosques to have something to eat, in a unique atmosphere. I really recommend...More

Thank Fernando T
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful lake You can spend hours waking around Have stover have beer in one of its nice place to have pint

Thank Bruno S
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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
22 December 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