Botafogo Bay

Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro: Address, Phone Number, Botafogo Bay Reviews: 4/5

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Botafogo
How to get there
  • Botafogo • 5 min walk

4.0
473 reviews
Excellent
169
Very good
165
Average
103
Poor
22
Terrible
14

alistair w
Newcastle, UK25 contributions
Beach bar heaven
Sep 2018
Spent the day on the beach DID NOT go swimming even though the locals do, nice sandy beach seemed safe enough just me and my mate. When the sun got too hot we toured the bars starting 1 end and finishing at the other, drinking ice cold local lager from a can, don't worry the cans came with a foil seal over the end of the can very hygienic, lots of proper bars and restaurants across the road.
Written 7 August 2019
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Dreamer784143
52 contributions
Wow place to visit!
Jul 2019
We loved the beach here. Botafogo bay is a must visit if you are travelling to Rio. We loved how you can see Suger Loaf mountain from the beach and it is clean and beautiful. Going during this time of the year is best because less people since it’s not concidered high season! .
Written 26 July 2019
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Tania P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ152 contributions
Nice View
Oct 2017 • Solo
It's very nice to go to Botafogo Praia Shopping, on Praia de Botafogo to enjoy its different sorts of restaurants, bars, to go shopping and - most important of all - have an amazing view of Botafogo Beach! But it's not recommended to swim.
Written 18 February 2018
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A to Z
Glasgow, UK35 contributions
terrible
Feb 2017
Walked and thought we would go along to the bay, and when we got there, was no a sole in site!!!! was polluted. But the area was nice
Written 11 October 2017
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Jim-Tammy
Saint Louis, MO36 contributions
Botafogo Bay Lunch
Apr 2017
If you get a chance to be in the area, there are many places to take a photo; this is one of my favorite places to see the bay. We actually bought lunch to go and ate here for our break.
Written 28 August 2017
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,799 contributions
Don't submerge while swimming
Mar 2016 • Solo
Could not resist swimming in Botafogo bay. It was bloody hot and I saw some locals swimming. Very refreshing, just don't submerge. The cleaner beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are just so far away and to observe Rio from the water was just too tempting. Got no diseases.
Written 24 February 2017
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Maxbirsa
Panama City, Panama111 contributions
One of Rio most known "postcard" location
Feb 2016
Even if Botafogo beach is not a place appropriate for swimming or sun bathing, the panoramic view is stunning. There is a wonderful bike/pedestrian lane going around the bay and continues further to both directions, Flamengo and Copacabana, which is very much enjoyable early in the morning or in the late afternoon.
Written 21 September 2016
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Lance Kerwin
Tromso, Norway614 contributions
Nice view. Polluted beach.
Mar 2016 • Solo
Botafogo Bay is a fine place to walk/cycle and photography for a day. Sadly the beach is polluted. But the Botafogo is still worth a visit.
Written 1 June 2016
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Evelyn B
Maracaibo, Venezuela274 contributions
Beautiful bay, dirty beach
Feb 2016 • Friends
This is a great place to visit and photograph, too bad the beach and whole Guanabara bay are polluted! Along the road there's a sidepath for bikes/pedestrians from which there are incredible views of the Pão de Açúcar.
Written 27 March 2016
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,198 contributions
beautiful
Feb 2016
Very lovely stretch of beach and where the boat dwellers more up. Very picturesque and more of a genuine feel.
Written 19 March 2016
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