Across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, approximately 8 miles away, is one of the most elegant and cozy cities in the state. Nature, culture and high gastronomy comes together in the city of Niterói.
How to get to Niterói
There are two options to get to Niterói:
By car or bus – Using the Rio-Niterói bridge, which is currently the biggest urban bridge in Brazil and the sixtieth in the world. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to cross the bridge.
By Ferryboats – There are two routes to cross the charming Guanabara Bay, both taking you to the same destination in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The estimating crossing time is 10 minutes.
o Camboinhas, Itacoatiara, Piratininga, São Francisco and Icaraí beaches
o Campo de São Bento park
o Museum Contemporary Art Museum (Flying Saucer)
o Niemyer Walk & Reserval Cultural.
DDistance between Rio & Lakes Region (Búzios, Cabo Frio & Arraial do Cabo, etc)
Niterói is the closest city to the Lakes Region, which is located north of the capital Rio de Janeiro, the REGIÃO DOS LAGOS (also known as Metropolitan Cabo Frio). The Lakes Region is considered one of the most beautiful coastal regions of Southeastern Brazil. The distance between Niterói and Lakes Region is only 2 hours.