Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Rio de Janeiro • Brazil

From: Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

See also: Sugar Loaf MountainCopacabana BeachTijuca National Park

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lagoa Rodrigo Freitas is a vast lagoon in close proximity to the centre of Rio de Janeiro. This popular location offers great views of Corcovado Mountain and a restful getaway despite being so close to the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro's busy city. There is a water side walk all around Lagoa and a cycle track as well as other sporting opportunities or you can simply enjoy the entertainment that can often be found around the lagoon itself.

There are many food and beverage kiosks situated around Lagoa many of which also offer music entertainment, and there are also tennis and volleyball courts available for hire. If you fancy going on the lake then boat hire is available to allow you a different view of the lagoa as well as cycle hire where you can enjoy a 4.5 mile cycle trip all around the edge.

Attraction Location Guide
The lagoon is close to the city and surrounded by areas such as Copacabana, Botafogo, Ipanema, Gavea and Leblon and is within close proximity to the racetrack which from Corcovado Mountain can be clearly seen just in front of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.