BARRA DE TIJUCA
THE VIP NEIGHBOURHOOD
WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE BEST RESTAURANTS
Barra de Tijuca is located in the southeastern area of Rio de Janeiro. It is also Known as the Brazilian Miami, due to its huge freeways, big shopping malls and outstanding condos.
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Barra de Tijuca is one of the neighbourhood that has grown the most in the past years, becoming the most important gastronomic area and entertainment centre in Rio. Even more, it has the highest HDI (Human Development Index) in the city. Barra has everything, huge green spaces, beautiful gardens and many luxury condos, gigantic shopping malls, tech and communication companies and publicity agencies. Many multinational companies have established their headquarters here, showing a great presence in the neighbourhood and in the whole city. Shell Brasil, Esso Brasil, Vale do Rio Doce, Vivo, Michelin, Nokia, TIM, and Unimed are some of the major business settled here. Acomodations>>
FOOD & DRINK
Zero Vinte Um Luxury
One of the most beautiful clubs, the house that from 5 years ago receives more than 800 people, between tourists and locals. Is a big place with more than 1000 square meters, with an European style in its design, count with advanced technology in terms of lighting and sound.
House with 3 floors that count with four suites(with bathroom), five cabins with balcony, and a closed space with capacity for 20 people. With high-definition LED, as well as last generation sound and laser systems.
The week starts at the sound of House, hip hop and funk, at the end of the week, the music changes and the rhythms of the 60, 70 and 80 take charge of the dance floor, while the weekends the electronic dance and pop take charge of the music of the house, which has many residents dj with their own styles. Receiving people since 2000, the house features a dance floor with air conditioned and also has a reserved suite, and on the second floor, there is a pool table and a mini resto where you can savor the delights of the menu.
Since 2011 offering their customers the very best in terms of food and drinks with a menu of typical Brazilian food and cold chopps which make your stay even better.
Bar do Adão
With an environment for all kinds of people, Is open all day so you may have lunch here and eat the delicious executives dishes, and at the end of the day get a happy hour with your friends, and also stay until the morning enjoying the music and the good atmosphere.
With more than 5 years of experience the Taco has a new face and a new menu, with a concept that is going to surprise you, with tasty dishes and exclusive petiscos, a true mix of flavors that goes from traditional Mexican cuisine, up to the irresistible and succulent hamburgers of 200 gr of meat that you will love. With the best tequilas and imported drinks.
With the best and coldest chopp of Barra, and the best petiscos to spend a pleasant evening at a bar with more than 40 types of Espettos( meat in a stick), with the traditionality of Brazilian food.
Lakes, rivers and channels go through the entire neighbourhood, so a great amount of buildings are eco-friendly and are in direct contact with nature.
The vast area occupied by Barra is demographically diverse. Upper middle class and high class residences are spread among the many big company and shopping mall buildings.
Most of the residents come from Zona Sul (south of Rio), places like Ipanema, Leblon and Gavea that got really crowded in the past years. People emigrated to Barra to escape from the craziness of the most touristic beaches in Rio, to enjoy a beautiful beach, almost deserted during week days. Most of these residents are part of the carioca elite that were looking for a new space and great commodity.
Barra is one of the main gastronomic and entertainment center in the city. Shopping Malls, movie theatres, theatres, cultural centers, restaurants, parties, and bars, entertainment for everybody, no matter how old you are. Most people come around because Barra has a great beach, crystal clear water, white sand and, from time to time, massive waves.
Barra nightlife is the best. It is really far from downtown, but from Zona Sul it is just a half an hour ride. Most of it takes place in Rua das Boates and Armando Lombardi St, where all the nightclubs and pubs are located, different music styles and plenty of people looking for fun. No matter how old you are, your style and looks, everybody comes here and choose the place they feel more into, electronic music, pop, funk, pagode and zamba are gonna blow your mind!
In a city full of amazing beaches, Barra de Tijuca stands out by its beauty and greatness. It goes from Praia do Pepê to Recreio dos Bandeirantes, along with Sernambetiba Av. With mora than 18 km, Barra is the largest beach in Rio de Janeiro.
For those first timers in Rio, a visit to Barra is mandatory. The beach oustands Ipanema and Copacabana, it is magnificent and surprisingly big. Waves are massive, and the breathtaking view of Pedra da Gavea is the main attraction that will catch your sight.
There is a great flow of people in Barra, mainly young and tourists, and every day more people are attracted to go and visit, spend their evenings in bars and restaurant, and even in quiosques with a nice view towards the beach.
The beach has a nice sidewalk and a bicycle path, perfect to run, jog, skate, or just walk peacefully enjoying the view. On your way, you will come across the Reserva Municipal de Marapendi (Marapendi Natural Reserve), the huge green lung of Barra. There is a big lake inside the reserve, and it is the perfect scenario of many water sports.
Barra is the perfect beach to gather with friends and family, really quiet and relaxed. There are actually not too many people around, so you can feel free to do whatever you want. On windy days the sea can turn very brave, so you have to be careful when it comes to dipping comfortably. However, every post in the beach have lifeguard stands with firemen ready to help you if something happens. So, just come around and enjoy this beautiful place!
Here there is a list with all the Hotels, Hostels and Bed and Breakfast in Barra de Tijuca
There are also some online site that deal with this for you
We will use signs to mark the different prices the accommodations have: $ stands for places between R$50 and R$110, $$ for R$110 and R$170, $$$ from R$170 to R$250, and $$$$ from R$250 to R$340.
Obs. Prices in high season tend to raise, especially during Carnaval, when they increase for that week but eventually they come down once Carnaval is over.