Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon Approx. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Surrounded by luxurious homes and embraced by Christ the Redeemer, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon is an impressive sight at sunset, as the light reflects on its tranquil waters.

Linked to the sea by the Jardim de Alah canal that divides Ipanema from Leblon, it is encircled by parks, multi-sports courts, a roller-skating rink, a heliport, jogging and bicycle paths, and an outdoor food court offering a wide variety of dishes ranging from Italian through Japanese, in addition to live music from 9 p.m. onwards. On Sundays and holidays, paddleboats offer visitors a unique view of the forest covered mountains framing the loveliest lake in Rio