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

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Less tourists and great walk & climb

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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665 reviews 665 reviews
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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 

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Cologne, Germany
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56 helpful votes 56 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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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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.

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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!!

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Vancouver
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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 

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RIO
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34 reviews 34 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.

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Rio de Janeiro
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30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Recreio is a great place to drive litle out of the City, and there you can visit the Museu of Art Naif. Also great restaurantes close by.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is the right beach if you like quiet beaches. The crowd is eclectic but most are off-the-beaten-track style. It is mostly safe even though caution is never too much. A good tip is to go to the beach right in fromt of BARRA BALI condo, a bunch of big white buildings, ways from the beach but close enough to... More 

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