Activities in Rio de Janeiro

MapBallroom dancing at Gafieira Estudantina - MAP Gafieira Estudantina was created in the '20s, more precisely in the year 1928. Founded by a law student, which is derived the name "Estudantina MUSICAL," was home to the popularization of Brazilian music in the midst of intellectuals and bohemians. Originally opened in Paysandu Street, was, years later, transferred to Praça José de Alencar. In 1942 he was transferred to Tiradentes Square, where on ...
Bosque da Barra Natural Park in RioBosque da Barra Natural Park - MAP 6 The Barra Grove, officially Arruda Câmara Park is a park of 50 hectares located in Barra da Tijuca, the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro. One of the most visited green areas in the region, has an extensive leisure area, which includes the shores of a large lake, wooded stretches, paths, volleyball courts, soccer fields and large lawns. In the reserve, there are unique characteristics of areas with sand dunes, marshes and wetlands, can be...
Cláudio Coutinho Track at the foot of Sugar LoafCláudio Coutinho Track - MAP 3 Beautiful way at the foot of the hill of Urca, which leads to the trailhead toward the first season of the Sugar Loaf 10877. The track is a much used by walkers or runners of Rio de Janeiro athletes who want to do a short workout. The stunning look of the Vermelha Beach 10028 and Sugar Loaf 10877 serves to invigorate the spirits. The place is also known for Costão Road or Path of the Bem-Te-Vi. It is named after a former coa...
MapClimbing in Rio de Janeiro - MAP Climbing in Rio de Janeiro is another popular activity. Surrounded by great mountain formations, Rio de Janeiro Offers excellent climbing routes for different levels of experience. Sugar Loaf Mountain, for instance, has over fifty climbing routes and the best of it is the easy access to the Beginning of each of Them. There are dozens of peaks featuring rock gneiss, granite and basalt around Rio Climbers from all over the world get amaze...
Girl from Ipanema ParkGirl from Ipanema Park - MAP 6 Privileged by the landscape and vegetation, besides being an attraction for lovers of sport, the 2.58 ha. site has games court, skating rinks and a bike path which crosses the park and goes to the Copacabana Fort (11588). The park also has a stage for various events. The Department of Environment revitalized access within the park, and has replaced the cage and the seesaw in the playground area, which has more than 20 ro...
Hang Gliding - Pedra da Gávea in Rio de JaneiroHang Gliding - Flying from Pedra Bonita - MAP Hang GlidingBest season: From November to May understands the period of greatest heat in the city, ideal for gliding. Still, throughout the year can fly.Equipment: The basic equipment for hang gliding is costly: about R$ 1500. This equipment consists of: Asa simple cloth, helmet, parachute, variometer, leggings or cocoon (depends on you the pilot). Professional equipment can reach R$ 10,000.Learn more: Steps are performed Carioca League...
Engenhão - Botafogo and River PlateJoão Havelange Olympic Stadium - Engenhão - MAP 3 The João Havelange Olympic Stadium, also called, popularly known as Engenhão was considered a major project for the Pan American Games 2007 in Rio de Janeiro. Built to host the athletics events and soccer games of the Pan American Stadium is considered the most modern in Latin America. Built on the old ground of the Federal Railway Network in Mill Inside, the stadium holds 45,000 people and can be expanded to 60 000. During the e...
MapJulio Delamare Aquatic Park - MAP 3 Designed by architects Rubens Cozzo, Ricardo Lemos Labre and Candide, the Julio Delamare Aquatic Park opened in September 1978 at the Maracana Complex and since then has become the stage for major sporting events of swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and jumping ornamental. It occupies an area of ​​18.515m ², one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. Its name honors the sports journalist Julio Delamare, great suppor...
Marathon in Rio de JaneiroMarathon of Rio de Janeiro - MAP 3 The International Marathon of Rio de Janeiro in addition to the beautiful journey of 42 km, leaving the Recreio, passes through the Barra da Tijuca, Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo and Flamengo reaches, evidence also has minor routes of 21 km and 6 km. The test has a high technical standard, with the participation of the best athletes from Brazil and several guests from abroad. In 2008, ran concurrently with the...
Scuba Diving at Ilhas Cagarras in Rio de JaneiroScuba Diving in Rio de Janeiro - MAP There are some nice spots for diving in Rio de Janeiro : Arraial do Cabo, Buzios, Ilha Grande, Cabo Frio and Cagarras Islands are the top highlights. http://   Arraial do Cabo Located in the Lakes Region, two and a half hours drive away from Rio de Janeiro City, Arraial do Cabo is considered the best place for scuba diving in Rio de Janeiro State. It is well known among Brazilian scuba divers. There are dozens of bea...
Surf in RioSurf in Rio - MAP Waves the whole year, Rio has one point for every type of surfer!Stage of international competitions, the waves of the beach in Rio attracts amateur and professional athletes throughout the year. There is room for everyone. Even those who never climbed on a board need not leave Rio without experiencing the unforgettable feeling of gliding over the waves. Several small schools offer intensive courses all year, and will meet students at a...
MapTrails in Tijuca National Park - MAP Great Trail Circle of Tijuca National Park consists of two concentric circular tracks: external Major Archer (approximately 35 km) and internal Castro Maya (about 15 km), the latter at an altitude lower than the first and designed to incorporate into your track caves, historic buildings, ruins and restaurants. Entrance Gate - Excelsior Road (Student Track) Road Excelsior - Bom Retiro: This is a piece of high difficulty and incor...
Trekking in Rio de Janeiro - To the supporters of the practice of trekking (Afrikaans word for hiking adventure) the city of Rio de Janeiro offers many miles of trails.The former director of the National Park of Tijuca Forest, the diplomat Pedro da Cunha Menezes, is one of the advisers of the practice of walking in and around Rio. He proposed including a trail that cuts across the state. His book "River Trail" presents the best treks in terms of visual difficulty a...
MapWater skiing and Canoeing in Rio de Janeiro - MAP Outrigger catamaran Hawaiian, Hawaiian canoe. Despite having arrived in Brazil for less than four years, the history of this ship already has 3,000 years of memory. With double hull and propulsion (sail or rowing), the Outrigger has become crucial in the process of colonization of Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. He arrived in Hawaii, became a sport, won fame spread worldwide, and today is practiced in over 12 countries: Costa Rica to...