Barra da Tijuca

Type: Active, Beaches, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Local Picks, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Relaxing, Romantic, Water, Water Sports

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Ipanema and Copacabana may be Rio´s most famous beaches, but its longest stretch of sand is actually the less famous Praia da Barra da Tijuca, to be found in a wealthy suburb some 30-40 minutes´ bus...  Read More

  • Beaches: "Work is underway to extend Rio's Metro system out to Barra da Tijuca ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic. Until then, take the Metro integrated bus, and avoid rush hour (around 7-10am and 4-8pm)."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Barra da Tijuca stretches for around eight miles, making it easily the city's longest beach.

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