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Barra da Tijuca
Barra da Tijuca (Barra) is one of Rio de Janeiro’s newest neighborhoods. It earned its nickname as the Brazilian Miami for its gorgeous sandy beaches and palm-fringed boulevards, which are flanked by mega malls and glass-fronted skyscrapers.

The Basics

Enjoy Barra for its long sandy beach—hailed as one of the best in Rio—and the enormous Barra Shopping Mall, home to more than 700 shops and restaurants. Other highlights include the Cidade das Artes (City of Arts) concert hall; the New York City Center Mall, fronted by a replica Statue of Liberty; and the Olympic Village, home to several venues from the 2016 Olympics. Tours of Barra da Tijuca typically also visit the coastal neighborhoods of Prainha, Grumari, and Joatinga.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s a large selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in Barra.
  • Barra da Tijuca is known to be one of Rio’s safest neighborhoods, making it a good choice for accommodation outside of the downtown area.
  • The nearby Tijuca National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers opportunities for hiking, climbing, and wildlife watching.

How to Get There

Barra da Tijuca is located in the southwest of Rio de Janeiro, 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Centro (a 40-minute drive) and 13 miles (21 kilometers) from Copacabana (a 30-minute drive). It’s possible to ride the subway (Line 4) from Rio’s South Zone to the Jardim Oceanico district in western Barra da Tijuca, while buses run to various locations from outside the Barra Shopping Mall.

When to Get There
Barra da Tijuca is a lively spot to visit at any time of day; head to the beach in the morning for the best surf and then escape the heat at an air-conditioned shopping mall in the afternoon. Stick around until the evening to experience some of Rio’s best bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues. 

Barra da Tijuca Beach
At 11 miles (18 kilometers) long, Barra da Tijuca’s namesake beach is the longest in Rio de Janeiro, making it a popular spot among families and water sports enthusiasts. Take a surfing or kitesurfing lesson, hire a bodyboard, or zip along the coast on a Jet Ski. Alternatively, if you don’t want to get wet, wander the beachfront promenade, bike along the cycle track, or drink and dine at a beachside bar or restaurant.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil
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Private Day Tour Prainha, Grumari and JoatingaNature & Wildlife

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Private Day Tour Prainha, Grumari and Joatinga

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches, and this private tour features the best of them all, including some stunning hidden gems in the Barra de Tijuca. Enjoy some of Rio’s most stunning sea, sand and sun destinations such as Grumari, Prainha, and Reserva.
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Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga TourFull-day Tours

Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour

Explore the eclectic mix of Rio de Janeiro's stunning beaches and a visit to its newest neighborhood, Barra da Tijuca. With your local guide, visit approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) of beaches unknown to tourists such as Joatinga and Reserva. Travel to various lookout points such as Mirante do Leblon and Área do Joá. Finish your 5-hour exploration with views over Ipanema beach before being returned to your hotel.
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JEEP TOUR 18 BEACHES + TELÉGRAFO'S STONE + AMAZING SUNSETDay Trips

JEEP TOUR 18 BEACHES + TELÉGRAFO'S STONE + AMAZING SUNSET

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The best and more complete tour to Telegrafo Stone; much more than just instagram. A super package of experiences and exuberant nature, in a comfortable jeep and with a paparazzi to call your own... Customizing every tour is a goal, so it's worth talking about details before the tour. Get to know more at @saffo_tour.
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Secluded Beaches Off The Beaten TrackHiking & Camping

Secluded Beaches Off The Beaten Track

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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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West Side Story of Rio: Barra da Tijuca, its natural and cultural attractions.Cultural Tours

West Side Story of Rio: Barra da Tijuca, its natural and cultural attractions.

Visit the outskirts of Rio and its lush beaches following the seafront. Observe the Olympic Park and the City of Arts, visit the Museum of Popular Art, watch the landscapes of mangrove and the lagoons area known as Pantanal Carioca. Join small groups, avoid wasting time due to large ones, and visit the surroundings of Rio de Janeiro. Observe the City of Arts Hall, the Olympic Park, where the famous Rock in Rio festival is held. Follow seafront through the beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Grumari and several exuberant beaches. Get to know the beach for surfers and its reserved area for nudism. From the Point Grumari, observe the mangrove área close to Rio de Janeiro, and the area known as “Pantanal Carioca” between four lagoons. Visit the Museum of Popular Art to understand Brasil through its popular manifestations. Barra da Tijuca lies between the almost 20 km of beach and the two massifs that contemplate the forest of Pedra Branca and the forest of Tijuca.
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Modality created in France in which a special board connects to the jet ski through a hose of high pressure, from there it is possible to fly until a height of 10 meters. Unique feeling of flying over water!About 360 SportsAn innovative company that inspires people to seek balance and quality of life through sports. We prioritize adventure activities in contact with Nature. We offer amazing experiences, diverse extreme sports and tours through incredible places.
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This tour is perfect for the ones who want to see the most beautiful beaches of Rio!When it comes to Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is the first beach that comes to people's minds. However, Rio de Janeiro has paradisiacal and totally wild beaches, without any urbanization. Prainha and Grumari are the favorite beaches for those seeking a lush nature.Heading to the west zone of the city - where is located the nowadays famous Barra da Tijuca neighborhood - you will get to know the most beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro that are beginning to emerge along the way of Rio de Janeiro's wild beaches.We will visit: - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).- Joatinga beach- Barra Beach- Reserva Beach- Recreio Beach- Macumba Beach- Prainha Beach- Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant.- Grumari Beach- Drop-off in your place.
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Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches TourHiking & Camping

Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches Tour

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Get to Know Gigóia Island - Boat Trip & Walk by Sou + CariocaNature & Wildlife

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Telegraph Stone & Wild BeachesHiking & Camping

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Telegraph Stone & Wild Beaches

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This is a private tour, our guide will go all the way respecting your pace, so you don't have to work hard to keep up with other people or wait for stragglers, avoiding this common situation when hiking mixed-group trails with different rhythms.The telegraph stone impresses anyone. The place has the look that enhances the beauty of this region, a forest with large green areas. The access is trought a 45-minute trail passing by beautiful lookouts on the way. We will reach the the Telegraph stone to take the famous vertiginous photos. on the way back, we will enjoy, swim and relax in one of the beaches, Prainha: Hidden between the mountains, with clear blue sea, it is the perfect destination for lovers of nature.If the waves ate too big, we can go to another beach as Grumari, Recreio, Barra, Guaratiba, there are more than 15km on the coast to choose a good place.It is recommended to take:Swimsuit, Sneakers; Light clothing (and bath); 3lt Water; Repellent; Sunscreen; Snacks, towels.
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Book Your Helicopter Flight - Beautiful Beaches & Olympic Park by Rio2Fly

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Private Boat Tour - Super Ilha Grande All Inclusive - Leaving Rio de JaneiroDay Trips

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