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Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

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Address: | Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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longest beach in Rio

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro
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74 reviews
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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.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
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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756 reviews
446 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 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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98 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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5 reviews
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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134 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

2 Thank Beatriz M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The beach is not crowded as in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon - good surfing waves. I learnt to surf here and was able to ride the waves on Day One. Very local feel and great view. Safe to walk around on my own to other beaches nearby. Prainha beach is a 30mins walk, secluded, beautiful, surrounded by Nature Park.

3 Thank tackNgybe
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

A good beach but as i told there are many houses and condomíneos so it is a place for you to go and enjoy an afternoon with the sunset view, or maybe a coffe place to talk about life!!

1 Thank tourguidegentilnunes
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is the surrounding area that has fallen on hard times. Thirty years ago the area was pristine and undeveloped, with a vibrant seasonal campground and little else to spoil the environment. Now there are run down apartment buildings, abandoned beach kiosks, broken pavements, and Pontal Tim Maia - the landmark morro of Recreio - marked with ugly graffiti tags.... More 

1 Thank ajaceman
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

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.

1 Thank Worldexplorer2012Rio

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