Casa do Pontal
Rio Surf ‘N Stay
The Rio Surf ‘N Stay , in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, offers surf lessons (in English) and overnight accommodation.
Parque Ecológico Chico Mendes
This 40-hectare park was created in 1989 and named after the Brazilian ecological activist who was murdered for his work. The park...
Parque do Marapendi
At the end of Av Sernambetiba in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, this biological reserve sets aside 70 hectares for study and has a small area...
In a lush setting west of Barra, this rustic spot serves Brazilian seafood with a twist – such as shrimp served in pumpkin with rice,...
Lonely Planet review
Owned by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque, this impressive collection of over 5000 pieces is one of the best folk-art collections in Brazil. The assorted artifacts are grouped according to themes, including music, Carnaval, religion and folklore. The grounds of the museum are surrounded by lush vegetation.