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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Fantastic scenery and great beach

It is great to drive from rio, past barra and then go to Grumari. It is a beautiful coastal route. There are a lot of places to stop. Take pictures. Go for a swim. Enjoy. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hoorn, The Netherlands

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to drive from rio, past barra and then go to Grumari. It is a beautiful coastal route. There are a lot of places to stop. Take pictures. Go for a swim. Enjoy. You can spend a whole day doing this. Grumari beach is very beautiful. Watch out for the staff at the parking place. They sometimes charge... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in a hike with through the abroad program I was participating in, and the hike ended at a private beach in this area. The entire region is beautiful, and the hike featured all sorts of terrain. It was definitely not a hike for beginners. The beach we went to in the area was only accessible by foot, so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to visit just outside the usual Rio hotspots: Grumari and Praia do Abrico! Best to rent a car (be sure to ask for automatic transmission, 90% rentals are stick shifts!), as taking bus out here would make a long day. But: wow, what a fantastic beach... Black Bar & Restaurant there has good... More 

1 Thank MarkPepp
Berlin, Germany
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

it's been a long time since grumari was a wild, out of hand place where you could enjoy nature. now it's more like 2 hours to get there, beach packed with people and two more hours to get back. try the remote beaches in pedra de guaratiba instead.

1 Thank Bruno C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

One of the best beaches in Rio for sure!! It's a bit far, for real travelers. To go back to Barra a good walk is needed....

Thank Tobia V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Really pretty beach outside of the city. Narrower shoreline than the beaches in Ipanema and Copa, but really lovely landscape around this beach.

Thank NickT78
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

In a busy day you need to get here early. But believe me - it is worth it!!! This beach is far from the south part of town (Ipanema and Copacabana) but it is in the middle of a preservation park and it is great! Very few tourists and a beach that is sought after by surfers! If you have... More 

Thank Richard L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It is really not that hard to get there, maybe the drive is a bit long but still. If you're on a budget and don't want to take the taxi all the way there, take a bus 360 from Copacabana to Recreio and ask someone on the bus to tell you when you have to get off (at Posto 12,... More 

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Grayson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What an amazing city! My coworker and I (2 female retired teachers from Kentucky) cashed in our airline award points and headed for a little R&R in Rio! We read all the travel guides and forums that warned against everything, but we went anyway, and we're SO glad that we did. We got our money exchanged at the Atlanta airport... More 

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Nice, France
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The must do for a beach if you go to Rio and south of Rio. The landscape and the view are amazing, you can surf, there is few nice restaurants for beach food. you feel very out of the city in the middle of the jungle (if not on weekend)

Thank HubertFrerot

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