Gracie Barra is the world's biggest jiujutsu affiliation and focuses exclusively on jiujutsu, teaching no other martial arts.
Praia da Barra da Tijuca
The best thing about Barra is the beach. It stretches for 12km, with the lovely blue sea lapping at the shore. The first few kilometers...
Associação Brasileiro de Vôo Livre
If you’ve had a taste of hang gliding and think you’ve found your calling, the Associação Brasileiro de Vôo Livre (Brazilian Association...
Lonely Planet review
This club (pronounced 'Nooch') is one of the city's favorite dance spots, despite its location in Barra. Expect a friendly, well-dressed crowd grooving to DJs spinning electro-samba, house and hip-hop. If you don't like the venue, or the price tag, there are other bars and restaurants nearby.