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The most beautiful Rio de Janeiro Beaches

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Lined with golden sand along the eastern and southern extremities, Rio de Janeiro beaches among them the Ipanema beach and Copacabana inform its social make-up, fashion and leisure.


A stream of vendors hauls from barbecued cheese and iced tea to trays of cocktails, maintaining the buzz much alive.

Jogging, beach volley, surfing swimming and an awful lot of loafing in your bikinis and skimpy trunks, so rent a parasol and deck chair and kick back a best lazy weekend imaginable at the Rio beaches.

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The iconic stretch is flanked by high rise hotels in the foreground and mountains in the background.

1. Ipanema Beach Brazil

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Past Copacabana, you will reach the upscale neighborhood the beach of Ipanema famously associated with the catchy tune “The Lass from Ipanema.” This beach seems to be teeming with a slew of well-toned and tanned gentlemen as well as tan and lovely women.

True to the count, this beach you will want to see and be seen. Vendor’s criss-cross selling an array of goods from coconuts, books, beach towels, beers to bathing suits. Be prepared to bump into soccer, volleyball games and water sports like wakeboarding and surfing.

What you won’t want to miss here is to soak yourself in a swath of sand.

2. Copacabana Beach Brazil

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No beach guide is complete without the world’s famous beach in Rio de Janeiro-Copacabana. The 2.5 miles long beach is the hub of Copacabana beach soccer all year round. It lies in the shadow of the renowned Sugarloaf Mountain.

When the sun shines, the city’s bronzed-Cariocas head here toast, party and play soccer at the numerous caipirinha bars and kiosks along the back of the beach. Try to resist hauling of Barry Manilow tune that facilitated its fame.

Soak up and walk the length of wave-structured mosaic sidewalk past the Palace Hotel. It is the best spot watching the sunset.

3. Joatinga Beach

Situated in the furthest of west Rio, Joatinga is one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. It is out of the tourist zone but accessible by public transport.

A white sandy beach, backed with rolling cliffs, edged by a bright blue sea and covered in robust green bushes. It is off the beaten track and far away from the crowded city hotspots in the south.

Here you will enjoy the calm and peace of the beach without crowds of vendors and tourist.

4. Barra da Tijuca Beach

Barra is among the bet Brazillian beaches situated few stops from the tourist hotspot (South Zone of Rio) its neighborhood is known for the abundance of enormous shopping malls and high risen apartment blocks.

The stretch is lined with stalls and kiosks that hire out beach sun-loungers and umbrellas. Locally, it’s famous for its longest stretch providing kilometers of sandy shore to explore that hardly gets packed while offering best spots in Rio for kite-surfing and surfing.

Barra is the mecca for the athletically biased and draws scores of short and longboard surfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders taking advantage of the conducive conditions.

5. Leblon Beach

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Sitting west of Ipanema, Leblon is fronted by high-class gourmet restaurants as well as sophisticated bars. Leblon lies in a wealthy upper-class district. The haves considers it their little slice of heaven. It has Baixo Baby an enclosed playground for young children and toddlers.

Leblon stretch is popular with people who want to keep fit. Cyclers and joggers move around all day working out. Commonly known as an oasis of peace in the Zona Sul. It is regarded as to have a costly price per residential unit in Rio.

6. Prainha Beach

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It attracts beachgoers who enjoy lounging on white sands strikingly expansive skyline and clear waters. It has enormous waves with a summit of up to three meters. Prainha is a right spot for advanced surfers who turn up at the crack of dawn and leave when the sun goes down, or the waves dry up.

This beach sits at the periphery of Atlantic Forest which docks incredible biological species on a level with the Amazon and is regarded as a nature reserve that is protected by interest groups and activists. There are a handful of stalls selling drinks and food. The sands here are white and soft.


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