Parque do Marapendi
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...
Rio Surf ‘N Stay
The Rio Surf ‘N Stay , in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, offers surf lessons (in English) and overnight accommodation.
Casa do Pontal
Owned by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque, this impressive collection of over 5000 pieces is one of the best folk-art collections...
In a lush setting west of Barra, this rustic spot serves Brazilian seafood with a twist – such as shrimp served in pumpkin with rice,...
Parque do Marapendi information
Lonely Planet review
At the end of Av Sernambetiba in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, this biological reserve sets aside 70 hectares for study and has a small area for leisure, with workout stations and games areas.