Lagoa’s most stunning attribute is difficult to define. Sprawling under the wide embrace of Corcovado Mountain’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue, this south Rio neighborhood adds a placid blue lake to the city’s aquatic repertoire (as if the appeal of the Atlantic wasn’t enough). A veritable playground surrounds the lake, and Rio’s active residents hike, bike, and meditate along its banks, while the neighborhood’s modern high-rises and convenient kiosks provide recreational necessities and places to relax.See 173 places to stay Save this neighborhood
The Lake By The Ocean
Around the lagoon, there are bike and pedal boat rentals, restaurants, and lots of people exercising. A very pleasant zone!"
Lakeside Recreation In Lagoa
There are so many cool bars and restaurants around to choose from. It’s also very close to the botanical garden, Ipanema and Copacabana Beach. The neighborhood felt very safe."
Visited in 2012
High-End High Rises
Commonly Carioca: Stress Free Simplicity
Lagoa In Cascading Light
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Andre is both a dentist and photographer, living in Rio de Janeiro. He has a huge passion for Rio, and after shooting this project for Airbnb, he is certain that there is no place as beautiful as the city placed between the mountain and the sea.
Fabio Blaser is a Swiss photojournalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Before moving to Brazil, he graduated from the University of Plymouth in the UK. When not behind his camera, he enjoys the beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and Brazilian way of life. He loved the opportunity to shoot the wonderful tropical city that he is privileged to call home for Airbnb.
Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.