Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is one of Rio’s most picturesque areas. With views of Christ the Redeemer, stunning sunsets and a 7.2 kilometer cycle path encircling it, it’s a perfect place to get some exercise or just chill out in one of the many surrounding bars. It is also the venue for some water-based Olympic sports. Whilst it doesn’t have hotels directly on the lake, there are plenty nearby.
This comfortable and clean hotel is two blocks from Ipanema beach, walking distance from the nearest metro and only 1.4 kilometers away from Lagoa, making it a pleasant stroll or bike ride. The family-owned hotel manages to keep that familiar atmosphere with large tiled floors and simple, airy rooms available that provide a clean and cozy bed for the night. Whilst not having the fanciness of other local hotels, two star Hotel San Marco pulls off the casual feel exceptionally well and makes guests instantly feel at home. A free tropical-style buffet breakfast gets hotel guests in the right mood for a day explore Lagoa and other tourist spots.