• Lagoa
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Type: Active, Adventure, Attractions, City, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Public Spaces, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here, Water

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Lagao Rodrigues de Freitas, or Lagoa as it is popularly known, is Rio's beautiful city lake and yet another postcard perfect scene in this city of so many natural wonders. The vast stretch of water...  Read More

  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: The giant Christmas tree at the center of the lake is a major attraction, and the switch-on features live bands and attracts huge crowds
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Visitors can rent a pedal boat and take to the waters, or a four-person bike for a family ride around the lake.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Visitors can take a boat onto the lake or run, cycle, or stroll the 7km perimeter.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Rio's mountain-flanked city lake is another of the city's postcard-perfect spots.

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