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Address: | Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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The best beaches in Rio are further south down the cost. Basically the further south the less people and the nicer the beach, beginning with Barra, Recreio, Pontal, Macumba... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best beaches in Rio are further south down the cost. Basically the further south the less people and the nicer the beach, beginning with Barra, Recreio, Pontal, Macumba, Prainha, and Gumari.

Thank Philipmurdoch
Sao Paulo, SP
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhat far away from the center of the city, but a nice place, more secluded, although if I have to chose a beach to go I would go to Barra, closer and better!!

Thank AndreRezende
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recreio beach is beautiful and still a little bit wild comparing to Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches. Although it is a little bit further for the ones who would stay in the South zone of Rio it is worth it.

Thank Vanessa C
Rio de Janeiro
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Beautiful beach but rather empty and very few facilities nearby.Worth a stroll or cycle by but thats all.

Thank S-American-Odyssey
Rio de Janeiro
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86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This beach is very long and you must choose your spot carefully. It is not clean and pleasant is some areas.

Thank krimenescal
Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Used to live here. Locals go here and it 's a safe beach go. I was there at night and didn't have a problem. Climbing the mountain is great. Fishing and swimming are fun too.

Thank jim p
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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804 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The beach is amazing and nowhere near as busy as some of the other beaches due to it being away from the main city, which means there are also few tourists around here. You'll still got the odd person trying to sell you drinks and that but there are plenty of huts along the beach selling food and drink. The... More 

1 Thank Luke J
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

great place for a long long walk, surf, jog, lots of kiosks for beer along the way, ot much else to see but the beach, which is worth it.

Thank mvq2014
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A bus away from main rio. Beautiful beach with a really gradual slop into sea which means you can go far out before your fully under water. Compared to the tourist traps the food is more legit and more locals around. Try walking up the rock for great views. Also the ocean is so much cleaner here than ipanema etc.

3 Thank JasonMK1987
Cologne, Germany
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'm Brazilian and lived in Recreio most of my life but I am writing this review in English to inform our friends from other countries about the rather unknown Recreio's beach. Being located quite far away from the center, the beach is most of the times "empty" when compared to Ipanema or Copacabana, especially during the week it is possible... More 

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