Barra da Tijuca is a southwestern borough of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, known for its natural and opulent beauty. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
Barra is famous for its numerous beaches, rivers and lakes as well as for its opulence. There are about 20 malls in the area, including Barrashopping, the largest shopping center in South America and a number of imposing towers, buildings and mansions of great luxury. Riocentro, the largest convention center in South America is also located in Barra.
Furthermore, the region is characterized by its sport facilities, something that justifies the fact that the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 will be partially held here. Barra’s beach is the longest of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches. It starts at Morro do Joa and ends at Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood a distance of 18 km/11 mi.
So, what is the most exciting way to admire Barra’s magnificent view for adrenaline seekers? A skydiving experience, of course! Taking off from Jacarepagua Airport, you’ ll have the chance to jump off the plane, flying over 12000 ft / 4000 m and live a breathtaking experience, enjoying the amazing view of the area, while your adrenaline reaches the highest levels.
You need no previous experience since the dive will be accompanied by a professional skydiver. Apart from the tandem jump, there’s also the opportunity of a course for those who want not only to jump, but also learn how to do it by themselves.