Located in Rio de Janeiro's West Zone is Barra da Tijuca, an often overlooked borough of Rio that is really a wonderful place to stay and explore. Barra da Tijuca beach hotels are a fantastic alternative to the often too-busy and overcrowded hotels throughout Copacabana and Ipanema. Barra da Tijuca accommodation can easily be found near terrific beaches with a quieter atmosphere than some of their more famous counterparts. The spectacular rock formation in Barra da Tijuca is another defining feature of the area and one that's considered one of the largest its kind located in an urban area.
Barra da Tijuca beach hotels include the stylish and modern Tryp Barra. Enjoying a wonderful location near the pristine beach, rooms and suites at Tryp Barra are modeled with space and comfort in mind with an emphasis on traditional South American style. Barra da Tijuca accommodation here features large bathrooms, satellite TV, high speed internet access, and contemporary art pieces. International and regional cuisine is served onsite at the hotel's restaurant while both the piano and lobby bar serve refreshing cocktails complete with a great view. Topping off your Barra da Tijuca accommodation is a relaxing sauna, a large outdoor pool and a well-equipped gym.
Another of the well appointed Barra Da Tijuca beach hotels includes the Windsor Barra Hotel, set right on the beach. Only eight miles separates Copacabana from this hotel in Barra da Tijuca, offering choice and variety in things to do during your Brazilian holiday. Famous Sugar Loaf Mountain is a mere eleven miles away and other attractions, like Christ the Redeemer, are easily reached by local transportation. The Windsor Hotel features Barra da Tijuca accommodation complete with plenty of excellent amenities such as a spectacular onsite pool, numerous superb area restaurants, a sauna, a health club, and onsite parking. Guests can also take advantage of onsite child care services, complimentary breakfast, and a helpful concierge desk.
Many of the hotels near Barra da Tijuca offer many great deals and Brazil holiday packages for travelers. Often flights to Brazil, accommodation in Barra da Tijuca, car rental, and other convenient and affordable options can be added to Brazil vacation packages. Hotels near Barra da Tijuca are also a short drive from Costa Verde, or the Green Coast, an incredible stretch of coastline beginning just outside of Rio. Costa Verde features some of the most amazing and picturesque natural endowments the country has to offer. The Promenade Casa del Mar in Barra da Tijuca offers guests an excellent tour desk where Brazil tours of the surrounding region can easily be arranged. Casa del Mar suites are pleasantly decorated with clean lines and relaxing hues while outdoors cascading waterfalls by the pool add value to the affordable rates and good location.
More than five miles of golden sand lines the warm ocean water at Barra da Tijuca's paramount beach. This part of Rio is well-loved by surfers who flock from all over to get a taste of some of the area's biggest waves. One of the best things to do in Barra is to take surf lessons, which are offered by surf schools found throughout the region. Over the years, hotels near Barra da Tijuca have been sprouting up offering a great selection in accommodation for the most budget conscious crowd and travelers seeking a more peaceful area to stay. With the best shopping in Rio, a wonderful choice in dining and many activities available to tourists throughout the day, Barra da Tijuca is a notable place to stay when enjoying holidays in this part of the country.
Image: Tryp Barra