In addition to the sights of the city of Rio de Janeiro and Barra da Tijuca, the island itself the Gigóia known as 'The Venice Carioca is an attraction in itself. Valued and rediscovery with the growth of the neighborhood and the arrival of the Metro, this quiet island of fishermen is a haven of peace with a proposal bucolic. Within the island you can find groceries, bars and excellent restaurants, as the romantic Laguna and Cicero. On the other side of Ocean Avenue are the Garden, Praia da Barra, Praia do Pepe, the steakhouse Porcão, the club Nuth and future Metro. Try something different: enjoy all the attractions of Rio de Janeiro and install it into a cozy retreat on an island of peace amid the excitement of the Marvelous City. Isolated from the noise of the metropolis and at the same time, inserted in his heart, there is a curious sensation of change of air in just two minutes through the waters of the lagoon bar. Its residents maintain a certain warmth like small towns, are simple people who share the island with new residents, foreigners who have taken up residence, artists and tourists. The proximity to the beach of Barra da Tijuca offers recreational activities such as windsurfing, surfing, cycling (bike path), hiking, fishing, swimming etc. We are located at the beginning of Barra da Tijuca, near Unimed, Barrapoint County and Cascais. To reach the island, take a boat from Unimed and gas station. We recommend asking the boatman a tour of the Islands of Barra. Every kind of attraction can be found in the neighborhood that reflects the country's economic growth and follows the traditions of the city's natural beauty. And, to name just a few points that the city offers, we have Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, the Municipal Theater, the Maracana, the Fort of Copacabana, Colombo Confectioners, the Museum of Fine Arts, MAM, the Boardwalk Copacabana, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, among others. See the article published recently in the newspaper 'O Globo': A visit to Gigoia raised the following question: You would live on an island in the middle of Barra da Tijuca? The bucolic atmosphere infected the team, who immediately scheduled a trip to the new location. Life on the island have the same magic. More than that: the island has its own life. Shop, beauty salon, pizza parlor, inn, bar and NGOs to work there. To get to just pick up a boat between Unimed and Barra Point (on Avenue of the Americas), Itanhangá or Barry. The passage starts at $ 0.50 and varies with the route to be traveled. Inside we found two profiles among the three thousand people: those who work out, go home, turn off the world and agree with the singing of birds, and those who live on the local market and have a whole scheme to keep their activity ventures. Indeed, one depends on the other. The proof is Amendoeira the market that does not close doors or on holidays, not to hear recalamação residents. Another example is the Galician Bar of Valmir Barbosa, who lives on the island for 41 years - Galego only closes the record when the last customer leaves.