Aerial view of Gigóia Island, located in Barra da Tijuca in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Credits: Diego Baravelli)
Aerial view of Gigóia Island, located in Barra da Tijuca in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Credits: Diego Baravelli)
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Gigóia Island (RJ): Discover Carioca Venice! What to do, how to get there, photos, videos and much more.

About Gigóia Island (RJ)

Ilha da Gigóia is an unmissable destination for those looking to get out of their routine, connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful day in Rio de Janeiro. With its beautiful landscapes, rich fauna and flora, delicious cuisine and welcoming atmosphere, the island offers a unique experience for visitors.

Check out some leisure options below!

What to do on Gigoia Island (RJ)

  • Navigate the canals and mangroves of Gigóia Island, also known as the “Venice Carioca“, and admire the rich local fauna and flora, including birds, alligators and the lush vegetation of the Atlantic forest.
  • Relax in the peaceful atmosphere on the island, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Leave the stress behind and enjoy the peace and natural beauty of the place.
  • Visit the home of famous artists who chose Gigóia Island as their refuge. Discover local history and culture through art.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the island's beachfront restaurants. Try fresh seafood and fish dishes, enjoying the spectacular view of the lagoon.
  • Important tip: Don't forget mosquito repellent to protect yourself during your trip!

Ilha da Gigóia is the perfect destination for those looking for:

  • A verdant and peaceful haven
  • Contact with nature
  • Authentic experiences
  • Delicious cuisine
  • Vibrant local culture

Come and be enchanted by Gigóia Island!

Complete Tip on How to Get to Ilha da Gigóia (RJ) – By Amanda Monsc

Gigoia Island is one of my favorite places here in Rio.

I think it's a great place to go for lunch with the family! I know a lot of people already know it, but there are some people who have never been, and as some asked me to show you, I made this video to help you get there! Too easy! At the exit points, there are boats leaving all the time.

I recommend @jrbarcotaxi who took me last time. You can arrange the time with him. The crossing to the restaurant costs an average of R$6 each way (6 to go and 6 to return). Value per person. Payment can be in cash or pix.

⚠️ This value only applies to the crossing to the restaurant. It's different from the complete tour of the islands that I already showed here.

🚗For those who have a car, there is the Barra Point parking lot.

It operates from Monday to Thursday from 7am to 11pm. Friday and Saturday from 7 am until midnight. And Sundays and holidays from 11am until midnight. Prices vary depending on the amount of time. The last time I went there until 4 o'clock it was for R$15.00 (but that's been the case for a while, so the price may have changed).

🎥 TikTok: @amandamonsc

📸 Credits: @amandamonsc

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Tips about Gigóia Island (RJ)

  • The island has no cars, so the best way to get around is on foot or by bike.
  • Bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen and light, comfortable clothing.
  • Cash is the most accepted form of payment on the island.
  • Respect the environment and preserve the island's natural beauty.

Conclusion about Gigóia Island (RJ)

In recent years, Ilha da Gigóia has become increasingly popular as an alternative destination for those looking to escape the frenetic pace of the city and enjoy a calmer, more relaxing atmosphere. This has attracted not only tourists, but also new residents who are enchanted by the island's calmer lifestyle.

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