For the adventurous to the inquisitive, there is always something to do. Below is just a sample of the activities on offer.
The Local Beaches
• Prainha - Distance from hostel 8.6 km, 17 minutes drive.
• Grumari - Distance from Hostel 4.8Km 12 minute drive.
• Praia do Secreto - Distance from hostel 9.8km, 19 minute drive.
• Praia do Perigoso - Distance from Hostel 1.5km, 21 minute walk (no car access).
• Praia do Meio - Distance from Hostel 1.5km, 21 minute walk (no car access).
• Praia do Fundo - Distance from Hostel 1.5km, 21 minute walk (no car access).
• Praia do Abricó - Distance from Hostel 1.5km, 21 minute walk (no car access).
• Praia de Guaratiba - Distance from Hostel 1Km 10 minute walk, 4 minute drive.
Hiking trails and outdoor activities
• Trilha Praia do Perigoso – Hike along this trail to arrive at the secluded beach known as ‘Praia do Perigoso’.
• Abseiling on Praia do Perigoso – Why walk down to the sand, when you can arrive in style by abseiling down the steep rock face. Speak with reception about how to arrange this activity.
• Waterfall hike – a short drive away in the town of Vargem Grande there is a hiking trail that will take you past various waterfalls some of which have naturally formed pools that are perfect for swimming in to cool off after hiking in the tropical climate.
Stand up Paddle and surf lessons at Barra de Guaratiba
• Surf at Barra de Guaratiba
• Surf at Grumari
• Surf at Prainha
• Stand Up Paddle at Barra de Guaratiba
• Olimpíadas 2016
• Rock in Rio 2017
• World Surf Championship
• Braai - South African style BBQ
• Churrasco - Brazilian style BBQ
• Live local bands – check twitter and facebook for updates.
• Eco tours, learn about the local habitat.
• Outdoor Cinema.
Boat trips and Diving
• Boat trip from Barra de Guaratiba to Ilha Grande
• Snorkelling free-diving lessons
• Spear Fishing
Classic Tours of Rio
•Statue of Christ the Redeemer
•Hiking trails of Pedra da Gavea and Pedra Bonita
•Beaches of Zona Sul – Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon