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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

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Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
http://www.riodejaneiroaqui.com/portugues/lagoa-pedalinhos.html
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One can only hope that the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas gets cleansed before the 2016 Summer Olympics. While the Lagoa has issues with pollution, it doesn’t detract from its wonderful lakeside, perfect ... Read more
for strolls and biking. This lagoon in Rio de Janeiro connects directly to the Atlantic Ocean by a canal near a neighboring park.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Great place to relax, take a walk, enjoy the warm winter sun and appreciate the lazy birds enjoying their perch on a tiny boat.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Lovely spot for a afternoon picnic to watch the sun goes down. You can ride around the lagoon or just walk around with some great views!

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London, UK

This large lagoon in the southern suburbs of Rio, is home to dozens of kiosks selling drinks until the early hours of the morning. Just about every drink imaginable is available at one of these stalls, with a large variety of different types of Caipirinha’s being the main attraction. The lagoon offers one of the most picturesque views in Rio at night time, and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two. However, there isn't much point in turning up until 11pm, when the party really gets started!

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Foster City, California, USA

It is the lagoon Rio and its right next to Ipanema, and it connects to the Atlantic Ocean with a narrow canal. Its a good place to jog on a Sunday afternoon, and its also walking distance from Leblon.

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Brooklyn, New York State

This picturesque lake just north of Leblon and Ipanema makes a great setting for a run or a bike ride. It's about 4.5 miles (7.2km) all the way around, with great views of the surrounding mountains. If you come in December, you'll also see a brilliantly illuminated Christmas tree parked out in the lake. Several handy bike hire outfits providing rentals, including one located at the Parque dos Patins on the lake's west side. You can also hire paddle boats (on the lake's east side) for a short glide across the water's smooth surface. By night, a handful of lakeside restaurants serve up al fresco meals, sometimes to the accompaniment of live music.

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São Paulo, Brazil

The lagoon is a really nice place to go for outdoor activities or eating and drinking. The pedestrian path around it is always full of people running, riding bikes and skating. All around the lagoon there are places for exercising and sports courts that you can use for free. You'll also find little restaurants and bars conveniently built so you can park your bike right next to your table and have a drink. It's specially beautiful at night.

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Osasco, Brazil

Good Restaurants, incredible visual, good for a bike ride, just two blocks walking from the property!!!

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Osasco, Brazil

You will probably pass here on the way to the apartment. One of the prettiest areas in Rio.

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Sydney, Australia

The Lagoa is one of Rio's most visually dramatic spots, surrounded by monolithic curves and flashes of emerald green from the Tijuca Forest. The 7 km track that runs around the lagoon links some of the city's most charming neighbourhoods and provides a great natural sports track for Rio's exercise bunnies. I love seeing the city change from different angles and soaking up the vibe from one of the lake-side kiosks with an agua de coco (coconut water)

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It's one of the beautiful views of Rio.
You can do many sports there, there is always people running or walking around the lagoon. The cicleway around the lagoon has around 7,5km. You can rent bikes too.
For those who loves water sports, this is a good place too. There is always someone training wakeboard, oar or stand up paddle.

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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, mostly known as "Lagoa", is a lagoon and district in the Lagoa, Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic, allowing sea water to enter, by a canal which is bordered by the park locally known as Jardim de Alá.[1]

The lagoon is surrounded by the districts of Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico, Copacabana, Botafogo, and Humaitá. It attracts quite a number of visitors during the Christmas holidays due to its famous and gigantic Christmas Tree, which is built over a floating platform that moves around the lagoon. The Eva Klabin Foundation is located on the banks of the lagoon.

The lagoon will host canoe sprint and rowing events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and rowing events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nice place for a walk, really beautiful view.
You can rent bikes or paddle boats.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro

Great walk around the lake and via Jardim de Allah to Leblon/Ipanema beach. There are some restaurants around the lake though kinda simple cuisine )

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Santa Cruz, California, USA

In this place I probably did one of the longest walks of my life, surrounding the lake. I was 10. My dad was crazy. I loved it. ;-)

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Osasco, Brazil

Great place to run or walk; also a safe place to sail on a boat.

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Great for running, walking, taking pics or just enjoying the view

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Great place to walk.

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great to stroll around relax and watch Egrets

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Basta uma visita a Lagoa para descobrir as dezenas de atrações do local, muitos restaurantes, pista para caminhada, aluguel de patins e bicicletas, parque para cachorros, e aos fins de semana fica lotada de famílias para aproveitar o tempo agradável do Rio.

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New York City, New York State, USA

El Lago que queda en el centro de la ciudad es bastante lindo y puede ser navegado en barquitos de pedaleo. Si no, se puede caminar por la mayoría de su alrededor, que tiene kioskos y otros negocios de comida. Si sube a Corcovado podrá tener una vista del lago y la ciudad que es maravillosa.

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