Parque Florestal da Tijuca
Amazing park, with hiking, trekking and waterfalls at the biggest urban forest in the world.
In the hot days you can walk in the shadows of the trees and take a shower to relax under the water falls. But it is a walking place only on Sundays because it is when there is no traffic
A short distance by taxi or tour van you will find the Tijuca Forest which is part of a larger national park. The Tijuca is all than remains in the Rio area of the "Mata Atlantica" (Atlantic coastal rain forest).
My favorite place in Rio, the largest urban forest in the world! There are endless trails (trilhas) and waterfalls! On super hot days I prefer to go here over the beach - it is the best place to beat the heat!
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