Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in the city, this lake has a 7.2lm cycling/walking track around it. Bikes and paddle boats are available from the Parque Brigadeiro Faria Lima which is nearby. Kiosks dotted around the lake have lovely alfresco dining, serving caipirinhas (sugarcane spirit and crushed citrus) while accompanied by music.
Address: Parque da Catacumba
Av Epitacio Pesoa, Lagoa
Opening Time: 8am-7pm
The first sculptural garden in all of Brazil, this place can be found at the top of Morro dos Cabritos. In the summer, the garden hosts free Sunday afternoon concerts in its outdoor amphitheatre.