Rio de Janeiro - Gavea, Jardim Botanico & Lagoa (PDF Chapter)

Rio de Janeiro - Gavea, Jardim Botanico & Lagoa (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janei-ro guidebook.

Rio’s picturesque lake is the focal point of these well-heeled neighborhoods. Joggers and cy-clists zip along the shoreline trail by day, while the lakeside restaurants fill with people enjoying a meal and live music in the open air by night.

  • hire a bike and go for a spin around Rio’s most picturesque lake, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
  • maps
  • take a stroll through the lush and flower-filled Jardim Botânico, complete with towering palms, massive water lilies and an orchid house
  • transport
  • look for monkeys on the forested paths of Parque Lage
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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