Photo Ana Schlimovich
Floresta da Tijuca
If you look at a map of Rio, you’ll see a giant green spot: the Tijuca rainforest, one of the largest urban jungles in the world. This park includes more than 9900 acres where visitors climb rocks, hang-glide, bike, or even take a drive (this last the easiest and fastest). The foliage—typical of Brazil’s huge rain forest, the Mata Atlântica—was nearly wiped out by coffee production in the 17th century. Thankfully, Brazil’s 19th-century Emperor Pedro II encouraged reforestation here and this national park displays the lush results.
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Estr. da Cascatinha, 850 - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20531-590, Brazil
+55 21 2491-1700
Sun - Sat 8am - 5pm