Barra da Tijuca

Get to know the Leisure options of Barra da Tijuca


Barra da Tijuca Beach
The Barra da Tijuca beach is the main beach in the Barra da Tijuca region and extends along Sernambetiba Avenue (now Lúcio Costa), from Quebra Mar at the mouth of Lagoa da Tijuca until the end of Reserve Beach. It is the longest beach in the state of Rio de Janeiro, eighteen kilometers long. From Ayrton Senna Avenue, the beach does not have a boardwalk, because it is a region of environmental preservation, known as Praia da Reserva. It has strong waves, tubular and very good for Surfing and Bodyboarding. In it several stages of Brazilian and even world championships like WT are realized. Its sands are white and thin.

Recreio Beach
7.5 km from Américas Barra Hotel, recreio dos Bandeirantes beach is located in the noble district of the same name, in the West Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This beautiful beach located in the administrative region of Barra da Tijuca is known for practicing water sports, especially surfing due to its strong waves.

Grumari beach
14 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, Grumari beach is a beach in the Barra da Tijuca region, in the western part of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Approximately 2.5 km long, it is located about 20 km from the center of Barra. Grumari is not a residential area, being part of an environmental reserve, along with Prainha (a great stronghold of Rio surfing).


Barra Shopping
6 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, one of the largest and oldest shopping malls in Rio de Janeiro, gathers more than 700 stores, restaurants and leisure area. The New York City Center, attached to it, has 18 movie theaters as well as gastronomy and services.

Rio Design Barra Shopping
5 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, the renowned Rio Design Barra, brings together the best of fashion, culture and gastronomy in a clean, spacious and quiet environment.

Americas Shopping
7 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, the mall that also bears the name of the main avenue of the neighborhood, is the newest and the closest hotel, being another good option of commercial center of the region between Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes.

Recreio Shopping

Located 9.5 km from the hotel, Recreio dos Bandeirantes' first shopping mall is an important shopping center for residents and guests of the neighborhood.

Village Mall

Barra da Tijuca's most elegant shopping mall is 7 km from the Américas Barra Hotel and has the most celebrated stores in the international consumption scene, as well as a bookstore and excellent restaurants.

Attractions near the hotel

Bosque da Barra
The Municipal Forest Park of Bosque da Barra is a Municipal Conservation Unit of 50 hectares located in Barra da Tijuca, West zone of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
One of the most visited green areas of the region, it has a large leisure structure, which includes, on the banks of a large lake, wooded stretches, alleys, volleyball courts, soccer fields, etc.

Site Roberto Burle Marx

15 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, a great option for nature lovers, there visitors will find some of the most important collections of tropical and subtropical plants with the world's scenic potential!

Casa do Pontal Museum

12 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, the Casa do Pontal Museum is the most important museum of popular art in Brazil and is located in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro and "a tourist and anthropological reference not only in Brazil but throughout the country. It is composed of the production of about 200 artists since the beginning of the 20th century, involving 8,000 pieces.

Downtown Rio

9.2 km from Américas Barra Hotel, Riocentro is an important convention and exhibition center located in Rio de Janeiro. It was inaugurated in 1977. Riocentro was awarded the World Travel Awards for being the largest exhibition center in South America in 2006 and 2007.

City of Arts

8 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, the City of Arts Foundation is a space designed to accommodate multiple artistic activities, such as exhibitions, dance, theater and music performances. See more at

HSBC Arena

9.3 km from the Américas Barra Hotel, Rio Arena (originally named Rio's Olympic Arena, also known as the Multipurpose Arena or Arena da Barra) is a multipurpose arena located in the Cidade de Deportes Sports Complex in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de January. It has a maximum capacity of 18 thousand people.

Rock City

9.3 km from the Americas Barra Hotel, Rock City is the name given to the place that once hosted the editions of the Rock in Rio festival. The first site that played baseball and softball matches at the 2007 Pan-American Games in Rio of January and hosted the editions of 1985 and 2001 of Rock in Rio; today is the Olympic Village of Rio de Janeiro.


8.5 km from the Américas Barra Hotel, the Metropolitan is the largest house of spectacles in Latin America. It is located in the basement of Via Parque Shopping, in Barra da Tijuca, since 1994.