Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

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Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Manny
    Londrina, PR10 contributions
    Beautifull city filled with colors and peeople. Really cool place. Amazing experience like no other placed I go to. Very interesting! A place where you are feeling welcome. Food close is good to ate.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Walter S
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ91 contributions
    Perfect for long walks. Not too much to do on the way / beach. More south, lesser building, more nature / birds.
    Written 28 May 2021
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  • yaf111
    Brussels, Belgium174 contributions
    Very nice beach in Ipanema, less people, great waves, close to Arpoador Hotel where you can have a drink in their stunning view terrace.
    Written 31 July 2021
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  • Luca M
    New York City, NY531 contributions
    Fot the tips about security and robberies, please check online. My perception was that if you go without phone and credit cards, but with swim suit with zip keeping with you few cas, you should be fine.

    For the rest, go there late in the afternoon before the sunset. Walk on the beach and see all the brazilians playing football listening to samba music. Go to La murete to admire the violet and orangish sunset drinking a good caipirinha.

    The morning, check when is the sunrise e go there... It is the most beautiful fire in the sky i have ever see. Maybe go in front of posto 5 where there are always organized group of people doing cardio so you are not alone
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Lovin' it on Phuket
    1,258 contributions
    This is a lovely beach to visit if it isn't crowded. I found it to be less of a headache than Copacabana and less busy than Ipanema. It is one of the areas you should check out and explore when you first arrive in Rio so it stands out a bit in your memory.
    Written 31 December 2020
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  • Jack Miller
    Czech Republic26 contributions
    Beauty. It is an unmissable visit for all visitors. It comes easily. There are no lines to enter and they do not charge entrance. For lovers of architecture and art it is an incredible place.
    Written 16 June 2020
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  • Manfred Hans B
    Jupiter, FL2,070 contributions
    we have been to fabulous " Rio " three times... this City has lots of entry. Next to Ipanema Beach , Leblon Beach is directly connected to it. This is the upper class neighborhood. The beach is wide, always clean ( Rio has special Beach Cleaning Crews, Dressed in a green uniform ) . Come early when it is not too crowded. Since you are close to Ipanema is the Bar/ Restaurant " Garota de Ipanema " where the song " the Girl from Ipanema was composed... check out this fantastic setting... enjoy Rio and Leblon Beach...
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Random Chinese Guy
    67 contributions
    Overall, Vermelha Beach aka the red beach is an underrated beach with amazing views and is another worthwhile place to visit for those in the area.

    It is literally within walking distance of the Sugarloaf cable car, and could be a nice place to check out before or after going up the mountain.

    Compared to more popular beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, it calmer and more relaxing vibe. Vendors aren't as aggressive and the beach is even quieter on weekdays.

    It also doesn't hurt that it is located right next to a military base and police headquarter - perhaps giving the tourist an extra sense of security.

    To get a better idea of vibe on the beach - check out my Sugarloaf Mountain video on my Youtube channel by clicking the link in my bi.
    Written 5 December 2019
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  • Curt W
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ165 contributions
    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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  • A.B.Maeda
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ431 contributions
    Don´t go very late during the weekends and holidays! The water is so blue but sometimes the waves are big!
    Written 27 May 2019
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  • Christian D
    Brasilia, DF62 contributions
    Almost private beach not known to many people, is mainly used by locals , so excellent to feel like a Carioca !
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • Flitz8-A foodie travels
    Athens, Greece2,756 contributions
    There is hardly many people here but it's a beautiful beach, not very well known but hidden gem in Rio
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • FernandaTelles
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ98 contributions
    If you're curious about old Rio, this is as close as you can get and it's onle about 40 minutes away from the city by ferry boat. It's easily done in a day and totally worth it.
    Written 21 June 2017
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  • Andreas K
    Stockholm, Sweden513 contributions
    I prefer Leme over Copacabana, it feels calmer and safer. You also have a great view of the whole beach if you go to the rock at the beginning of it.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • Fred T
    Reno, NV739 contributions
    Our tour stopped here for a few minutes. We saw many families eating picnics. There are great views of the bay and Sugarloaf mountain. We saw some bicycle paths. We were told that the swimming is not good here.
    Written 14 April 2019
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