Free Tour: Morro da Urca (1st stop of Sugar Loaf)
Sugar loaf is one of Rio's symbols and has a unique beauty!
Pura Vida Hostel has a Free Tour that will take you there spending only transportation.
The Free Tour of Morro da Urca starts at Praia Vermelha (Red Beach), in the bucolic neighborhood of Urca.
In its left corner, we take the Pista Claudio Coutinho (1km walk), which in itself is a great walk! It will take us to access of the trail, which lasts about 30 min.
By takin the trail, we skip paying the cable car that goes to Sugar Loaf first station, O Morro da Urca.
There, we have a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay and Morro do Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf). To go to the second station you must get the cable car (and pay).
We do the trail back and walk through the neighborhood until we reach the famous "Mureta da Urca".
At the edge of Guanabara Bay, it is the ideal place to cool off with a juice or a cold beer watching a stunning sunset!
Information and Booking at Reception