Rio de Janeiro - Gavea, Jardim Botanico & Lagoa (PDF Chapter)
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
- take a stroll through the lush and flower-filled Jardim Botânico, complete with towering palms, massive water lilies and an orchid house
- 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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