Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Rio de Janeiro: Address, Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach
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Curt W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ163 contributions
Surf City
Sep 2021 • Couples
Just a laid back surfers paradise...plenty of good waves home of Brazilian surfing legend Daniel Freidman..easy going no rush
Written 28 September 2021
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Andreas K
Stockholm, Sweden513 contributions
Nice part of town
Feb 2020
A nice beach with big waves. We felt safe spending a whole evening at one of the little bars at the beach. Good option if you want to get away from Zona Sul for a while. Recreio is much calmer and fewer tourists.
Written 9 August 2020
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Luciene A
Glen Allen, VA14 contributions
Urban beach with a small town neighborhood feel.
Jan 2020
This neighborhood is not yet known by many tourists and its visitors are mainly locals going for a stroll on the long stretch of this white sandy beach. We always stay by Posto 10 where my cousin resides. Many bring their dogs, some play beach volleyball. There is a long bike lane by the beach which can get pretty jammed on the weekends. If you arrive very early in the morning, it will be filled by surfers. It is also well guarded by lifeguards. If the waves are too high and unsafe to swim, you will see red flags warning beach goers of the condition of the beach. You will also find plenty of beach chairs and beach umbrellas for rental. The beach is also filled with vendors selling food and artifacts. I would be skeptical to by food or beverages that are not prepackaged by a known manufacturer. I do recommend drinking coconut water straight from the source. Vendors are pretty skilled when it comes to cracking the top of the coconut and inserting a straw.
What I like most about this neighborhood is that it is filled with Kiosks selling food and drinks. They all have a table with an umbrella and chairs and its atmosphere are beach casual. You can enjoy your beer or your Caipirinha ( brazilian cocktail ) overlooking the ocean.
I recommend visiting Rio between May and September. The temperature will be mild, there will be plenty of sunshine, and the beach will be less crowded.
I would be very careful when visiting Rio in general. Be mindful of your belongings, do not leave items unattended and avoid wearing expensive items. Most important, if you can avoid looking like a tourist, please do so.
Written 28 January 2020
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Evan Braz
Boca Raton, FL570 contributions
Long Sandy Beach Away From It All Yet an Urban Beach
Aug 2019
Miles long sandy beach with many hotels and high-rise apartment buildings, tends to be cleaner than most, and fairly empty, except on summer weekends. The many kiosks offer food and drink, plus beach gear for rent.
Written 6 August 2019
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AlejandroLB
Olivos, Argentina49 contributions
the clean sea and beautiful waves
Mar 2019
one of the best beaches in Rio if you like big waves. Be very careful because even though you are close to the coast it can be difficult to get out.
Written 21 March 2019
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TomasMichnaCom
Brno, Czech Republic110 contributions
Lovely beach with big waves
Mar 2019 • Couples
This beach is a little gem. You wont see any skyscapers and not many tourists as well. Its more a getaway for Rio locals or people living in a close town. Great for surfing.
Written 20 March 2019
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carlosmp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,568 contributions
Clean
Aug 2018 • Couples
Clean, not as long a beach as Barra da Tijuca, crowded on weekends, a nice place to stay and have some leisure time. Strong tide, beware of the waves. Very nice.
Written 28 August 2018
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Tifany92D
Tauranga, New Zealand6 contributions
its great spot
Jul 2018 • Friends
this spot is awesome, its in the end of barra da tijuca, its so far from ipanema, but its so beatiful
Written 16 July 2018
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raheather
Truro, UK7 contributions
get away from the crazy of copa and ipanema beaches
Mar 2018 • Solo
I stayed for 16 days in Rio, most of which I spent in recreio dos Bandeirantes. I was 10 minutes away from the beach. Every day i came went. And after experiencing both of the other popular tourist beaches. this was the best. in 5 hours i spent there once....during the peak time. I heard only 4 guys selling goods, food, drinks. which if youve been to the others, its a little more stressfull. It was so tranquil and calm and the beach was relativly spacious, i had so much space for my area. all the regular beach bars and food stands around. Just minus the tourists. Why? because its so dam far just to go to the beach. This area is about 45 travel time from the centre. its a perfect place to come home to after a days sightseeing in the centre. 100% recommend . the beach is as gorgeous as the rest. Theres all the ameanities. Its calm and quiet & safe.
Written 30 March 2018
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Hugo M
37 contributions
fabulous place
Feb 2018 • Couples
two tyoes of beach in one place, surfing in one side, a quiet pool in the other, espectacular place to go
Written 16 March 2018
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