Tips on what to do in Barra da Tijuca and surroundings

Last Updated on 4 de January de 2022 by RIOCOPTER

Tips on what to do in Barra da Tijuca and surroundings

The vast majority of tourists know Rio de Janeiro through the beautiful neighborhoods of the Zona Sul and the historic center of the city. But whoever thinks that the City of Rio is just that is wrong. The West Zone of Rio seems to be a city on its own. Neighborhoods like Barra da Tijuca, Recreio and others have a variety of hotels, attractions and today it is easier to get around, as they already have BRT and subway.

Today in our BLOG we will give some tips for tours in this region.

Barra da Tijuca and Recreio are neighborhoods that only began to be inhabited in the 80s and 90s and that is why we can still find a lot of environmental reserve. Its beaches are more reserved compared to beaches in the South Zone such as Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana and others, but in their great majority, they also have kiosks for tourists.

Beaches in the region

Little known by tourists, the beaches of the West Zone are beautiful and preserved. Praia da Joatinga, Praia do Pepê, Praia da Barra da Tijuca, Praia da Reserva, Praia da Macumba, Prainha, Grumari are some of them. These are easily accessible beaches of incredible beauty.

Some worthwhile tours

Ilha da Gigóia – A hidden island in Barra da Tijuca, it is a place that makes us forget that we are in a big city. With bars and restaurants, it is definitely a tour for a very pleasant afternoon

Bosque da Barra – Excellent place for a walk with the kids. With lots of green, it was created with the aim of preserving the local environment. Refuge of 50 hectares full of birds and even some marmosets and capybaras.

Lagoa de Marapendi – used to transport some residents of condominiums in the region, it has an excellent ferry ride that lasts about an hour with the help of biologists who provide information on the region’s flora and fauna.

Sítio Burle Marx – a space that has a landscape and botanical collection with about 3500 cultivated species. It also has the Museum House of Burle Marx, with more than 3000 objects of art.
The West Zone is full of beauty that is sure to enchant everyone. When visiting Rio de Janeiro, be sure to get to know the region. You will not regret.

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