The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is one of Rio de Janeiro's most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike. The area surrounding the lagoon is ideal for walking, jogging and bicycling, and rowing clubs and other private organizations have made their home base around the water's edge. Guests can enjoy viewing the various species of both domestic and exotic waterfowl that live in the lagoon year-round. During the holiday season, visitors arrive from far and wide to see the gigantic Christmas tree that is erected on a floating platform which drifts on top of the lagoon. In addition to many quality restaurants, numerous food kiosks are scattered around the area offering a wide variety of cuisines from Arab and Asian dishes, to authentic Mexican tortillas and tacos. The lagoon has also been selected as the host site for the 2016 Summer Olympics rowing events. An attraction with something for everyone, the lagoon is located at Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro.
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro