Gloria Marina, with its coastal views and epic mountain scenery, is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular waterfront destinations. Nestled between the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains, the marina offer visitors a picturesque place to take in live music performances, public and private boat parties and ship tours of the city. Visitors say the cuisine at nearby Barracuda Restaurant is some of the best in town (and so are the views!) but travelers agree it’s the reasonably priced diving certification classes and personalized sailing lessons that make Gloria Marina truly worth the trip.
The marina is located east of Sao Paulo in the Gloria neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro on the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean. It will be the site of the sailing event in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The marina is easily accessible from the Dumont Airport and travelers can reach Gloria via Avenida Infante Don Henrique.