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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

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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: "Barra da Tijuca was the site for Rio's 2016 Olympic Village and gained a long-awaited metro station just in time for the games. Shoppers will find it worth the metro ride for the mega-malls that line the wide avenues."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Barra da Tijuca stretches for around eight miles, making it easily the city's longest beach.

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