Visit the beach and find things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Make time during your stay at Radisson Hotel Barra Rio de Janeiro to explore the best things to do in this bustling port city on the Atlantic. The Downtown entertainment complex and Barra da Tijuca Beach are both just minutes from your hotel room. You can visit the bars and restaurants within walking distance or travel about 13 kilometers to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado. Stroll through the rainforest plants and trees at the city’s Botanical Garden, ride the cable cars at Sugarloaf Mountain, or enjoy a hike to the giant stone at Pedra da Gávea for amazing views of Rio.

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Barra Shopping

2.01 mi / 3.23 km from the hotel
You can shop, dine, see a movie, and bowl at this multi-story mall.

Barra Olympic Park

4.48 mi / 7.2 km from the hotel
Having hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2016 Paralympics, this park is now home to nine sporting venues and the site of the Olympic Training Center.

Barra da Tijuca Beach

0.52 mi / 0.84 km from the hotel
The beautiful, clear green water of Barra da Tijuca Beach is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. If you're feeling adventurous, give kitesurfing a try or rent a bike to cruise along the shore.

Bosque da Barra Municipal Nature Park

2.82 mi / 4.54 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic and head to this park, where you can find numerous trails with views of the city. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, and other wildlife during your hike.

Chico Mendes Municipal Nature Park

9.26 mi / 14.9 km from the hotel
Enjoy a quiet stroll through this family-friendly park that offers plenty of pathways, a playground, and opportunities to observe wildlife.

Citta America

0.39 mi / 0.63 km from the hotel
Browse three floors of stores and restaurants at this shopping center, which also features water fountains and lakes.

Copacabana Beach and Fort

9.07 mi / 14.6 km from the hotel
Work on your tan within view of the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain at this vibrant beach, and then head south to Copacabana Fort for a tour of this historic military structure.

Downtown Mall

0.58 mi / 0.94 km from the hotel
This outdoor shopping complex offers a throng of retail stores and restaurants. You can also pause to take in a movie at the on-site theater.

Pedra da Gávea

2.76 mi / 4.45 km from the hotel
Rising above the Tijuca Forest, this mountain of granite and gneiss offers experienced hikers a tour that includes amazing ocean and city views at the summit.

Pepe Beach

1.61 mi / 2.59 km from the hotel
Spend a full day at this nearby beach, popular for shopping, dining, surfing, and sunbathing, and dotted with beach bars featuring DJs. Watch kite surfers and paragliders, or attempt these adrenaline-boosting activities yourself.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

7.03 mi / 11.32 km from the hotel
The highlight of this popular attraction is a pair of 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees that overlook the avenue. During your visit, be sure to check out the orchid house and Japanese garden.

Christ the Redeemer Statue

8.26 mi / 13.29 km from the hotel
Take the scenic train ride to reach this iconic landmark that stands 99 feet tall and overlooks Rio de Janeiro. Considered one of the seven wonders of the world, the art deco-style statue sits atop Mount Corcovado.