West of Leblon you'll find great hiking amid the rainforest of Floresta da Tijuca. Nearby, hang gliders make their soaring descent. Further out, Barra da Tijuca is a sprawling suburb with a long, pretty beach. Apart from the area near the new Jardim Oceânico metro stop, to get around here you'll generally need a car. Other beaches dot the coast, and get wilder and less populated the further west you go.
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