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2 Aug 2018
“Ilha Da Gigoia”
2 Oct 2017
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Avenida Armando Lombardi 370, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-000, Brazil
Barra da Tijuca
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Absolutely beautiful island; calm, safe and authentic. Definitely a lovely place to stay during a stay in Rio!!!

Thank PinjaM18
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love the restaurants there. There is a great pizzaria and 2 great seafood restaurants. It's worth going there. Park the car at the Barra Point Mall and take the boat there.

Thank renatabraga25
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great location to stay in - we used an airbnb. A few (not many) sweet little cafes, with good food and interesting local people. Has a real vibe to it. very alternative. A bit gritty. Not touristy. The ferry is cheap, frequent, and reliable. Uneven...More

Thank ResliCostabell
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best things we've seen in Rio, very quiet / peaceful neighbourhood. It's a 1 minute boat journey into this island for $1r per person. Nice to walk around the paths through the houses, various stalls, shops, small bars and restaurants often overlooking...More

2  Thank TheDoc2013
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I loved every second of staying on this island. It's authentic Brazil and you feel like a local. A very short ferry crossing and you jump off into narrow, cobbled lanes. Little bars and restaurants are along the way. And pop up food stalls on...More

1  Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Take the boat and forget the city. You'll be at a nice and bucolic place just a few minutes from the chaos. Restaurants, pleasant streets and the perfect day.

Thank Edson_O
Reviewed 10 July 2016

There are nice restaurants, the inner part of the main island is cozy to walk around, the landscape in just great, it all looks like one were not in Rio. However, the water is so highly polluted that it looses a great part of its...More

1  Thank Luiz P
Reviewed 17 September 2015

To reach the island you have to take a small boat. There you will find several restaurants and bars and a simple, beautiful fisher's village. Today there are also small buildings and middle and high class houses. Definetly worth the visit!

1  Thank carlean_s
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

What shall I say? This island is stunning, you can take a boat to get around and see all the bars & restaurants. It feels like you left Rio de Janeiro... such a nice feeling here. My recommendation - Cais Bar for Pastel and an...More

1  Thank Lennyaroundtheworld
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! Take a boat ride to one of the many delicious restaurants overlooking the water for lunch or a romantic dinner. You'll feel like you're on a relaxing holiday.

1  Thank pbuntarl
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Steven Z
15 July 2016|
Response from Luiz P | Reviewed this property |
Yes! But then you have tô know how you will keave from there, since public tramsportation os still regretable.
Steven Z
12 July 2016|
Response from Luiz P | Reviewed this property |
Boats leave at each 10 minutes or so during day time and up to late night. You will not find boa schedule. Just go there (the main place to take the boat is a small passage by the side of Unimed-Barra/fuel station. Then... More