from downtown: 20 km by Morro da Lagoa.
Distance from the airport: 23 km by Rio
Nearby beaches: Joaquina, Praia Mole, Galheta and Moçambique.
Neighborhood: Barra da Lagoa.
Barra da Lagoa has several food and lodging options.
The expressive local community takes on the duty of
keeping a large part of the services functional all
the beach of Barra da Lagoa is 650m long, however
it is connected to Moçambique beach, which
extends for more than 8km, giving the opportunity
for providing long walks on the fine, white sands.
The sea has gentle waves that allow surfing and don't
intimidate less confidant swimmers. In addition, there
is a lifeguard station.
attraction is the Ponte Pênsil bridge that passes
over the Barra Channel. On the other side, a small
trail winds through the community's cottages granting
access to Prainha, a small bay enclosed by enormous
rocks and archeological sites.
- The chance to walk over the sand, to the neighboring,
practically deserted beach, Moçambique.
- Barra da Lagoa is an excellent place for learning
- The trail to Prainha.
- The Lighthouse Trail.