If you have a free morning before heading to watch the games, pass in the Escola do Pão to have a breakfast. The place itself is super charming, the Escola do Pão is in a large house from the 30s, in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and has a super cozy decor that takes us to the Parisian bistros. Besides the super cool place, they still offer a workshop! The Escola do Pão breakfast is famous and award-winning and still has the presence of the owners of the house, Clécia and Elen Casagrande, leaving the super relaxed environment. The full breakfast is served on weekends and holidays (it needs to reserve because the demand is always great) and during the week, the Escola do Pão also serves an executive breakfast but need to make a reservation.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, take a tour of the Paqueta Island. The island is 15 km boat crossing from Rio de Janeiro. The crossing the Guanabara Bay to Paqueta is a journey through time in about 70 minutes on board the ferry departing from the historic XV de Novembro Square. The traditional boat slowly goes away from the turbulent city to approach the Paqueta tranquility. The beautiful island is full of natural beauty with six kilometers of coastline and dozens of beaches. The island stands out not only for its natural beauty and the calm waters, but also have a feature that makes it unique. It is a small island where it is not allowed automobile use, except by ambulance or some other public service need.
Being a small island, with a border of about 6 kilometers, people get around on foot, by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. Take a short walk towards the right side of those who leave the boat when then see an arbor and another small square called Bom Jesus do Monte in front of the arbor. In this square, there is a rustic restaurant serving diverse food, especially fish at prices reasonable, you can have a lunch here. Also in this second direction is Tamoios beach, Arbour Tamoios and followed by the beach, a beautifully landscaped park near the end, which was also designed by the painter and landscape architect Peter Bruno.
After walking a little down the street that borders the Tamoios beach, then you can return to the square that is opposite the ferry dock. Once there, walking few meters you can rent a bike in one of the stores that offer this service, the prices are not expensive, and then leave for the visit to other parts of the island.