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Guaratiba is located in Rio de Janeiro
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°59′59″S 43°39′00″W / 22.99972°S 43.65000°W / -22.99972; -43.65000Coordinates: 22°59′59″S 43°39′00″W / 22.99972°S 43.65000°W / -22.99972; -43.65000
Country  Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/City Rio de Janeiro
Zone West Zone

Guaratiba is a large neighborhood located in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has one of the city's smallest population densities.

The bairro is in the eastern part of Sepetiba Bay. It contains the 3,360 hectares (8,300 acres) Guaratiba Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit holding a renmant of mangroves.[1]

Guaratiba morning

The region is currently expanding due to real estate investment because the access to the neighborhood is predisposed to be made easier due to Grota Funda tunnel, scheduled to be finished in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Reserva Biológica Estadual de Guaratiba (in Portuguese), INEA, retrieved 2016-04-26 
  2. ^ "Sinalização ruim da Serra da Grota Funda". RJTV/Globo. Retrieved 2008-04-15.