Time Out Rio de Janeiro

Sports & Fitness

Sports, fitness and football in Rio de Janeiro

  • Yoga takeover

    10 good reasons why now is the right time to find your inner yogi

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  • Slacklining

    The latest craze to hit the Zona Sul beaches and beyond

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  • Wakeboarding

    Probably the most beautiful wakeboarding site in the world

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  • Maracanã

    The iconic football stadium is back and ready for action

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  • Bike Rio

    Comfortable, cheap and a great way to see the city

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Latest features

Hang-gliding Rio

Hang-gliding Rio

The São Conrado-based flight specialists

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Rio's Beaches

Rio's Beaches

Check out the beaches Rio has to offer!

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Skateboard the city

Skateboard the city

Stay off the roads and get out on the ramps

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Spectator sports

Rio Stadium

Rio Stadium

The Olympic stadium faces temporary closure

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Rio Jockey Club

Rio Jockey Club

A spectacular grandstand, a great day out

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Maracanã

Maracanã

The iconic home of Brazilian football is back

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São Januário stadium

São Januário stadium

The historical home of Vasco da Gama CF

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Spas and wellbeing

Beaux spa

Beaux spa

Barra body shop with array of treatments

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Nirvana

Nirvana

First class spa and yoga centre in Gávea

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Espaço Marrara

Espaço Marrara

Pregnancy-friendly pilates and massage

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Hitting the beach

Flamengo beach

Flamengo beach

The waters may not be the most inviting, but for sports fans there are plenty of other options available

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Ipanema beach

Ipanema beach

The classic carioca sand and surf spot, the promenade is awash with outdoor gym equipment and the sands with courts for a myriad of sports

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Copacabana beach

Copacabana beach

The world famous sweep of sand, head to postos three and four for the widest tract of sand and the room for a full-on game of beach football

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Barra beach

Barra beach

The kitesurfers beach of choice, just the other side of the tunnel from São Conrado the wind conditions are frequently perfect for riders

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