Located in Barra, Rio de Janeiro, in a safe area, our apartment is at the 7th floor, with big terrasse and direct access to the beach. The condominium is in a residential area, close to Sherraton hotel, and offers many facilities : pool, tennis, kids playground, small foodshop and restaurant, shuttle bus to Ipanema, Caopacabana, Centro, shopping centers in Barra...
The view from the apartment is open. Located in front of the beach, it is very easy to enjoy walking, running, cycling along the coast. Surf school directly in front of the residence. Nice hiking possibilities in close surrounding.
Traffic is always very heavy in Rio : Ipanema is at 20 to 40 minutes (depending on traffic), and Copacabana at 30 to 40 mn by car. Taxis are easy to get, and quite cheap.
We are a french - norwegian family with 3 children, leaving in Brazil since Feb 2011, and in China before.