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Address: Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side...
Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs. It is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and may be reached by car or by the orange "surf bus" that passes through Copacabana and Ipanema.
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The best beach of Rio!

Dificult to get, but, you should rent a car and go! Very beautiful and good energy between the forest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Dificult to get, but, you should rent a car and go! Very beautiful and good energy between the forest.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

As a brazilian native, for me this is one of the best views & clean´s beachs in Rio de Janeirio.Unfortunately it´s tooi far from the main city of Rio, tooks more than an hour to get there. Avoid going there during weekends & take care about your goods.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

beautiful beach, not very crowded but has very very very strong waves. Perfect for surfing, not for swimming. Also lost my go pro to the waves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Prainha is a wonderful beach, good for surfing or just to relax and hang out with friends and Family. They have a parking lot (small, so you must get there early) and bathrooms (which is nice, but could be cleanner...) and showers. It is better to wake up early if you are planning to spend the day there, because they... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice beach, beloved by Cariocas who prefer Prainha to busy touristy beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. It is set in a lovely nature reserve so the whole experience is totally different than the urban beaches in Rio. Important to know: this beach is for surfing mainly, or sitting enjoying watching the surfers. It's not very inviting for swimming. If you'd... More 

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Odivelas, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I loved this beach! The whole journey to get there is great because you are in a nature reserve and you are surrounded by rain forest! :D The sand is whitest than the beaches in the center and it has less people! I went on a sunday and I could park without a problem and be on the beach with... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beach is beautiful, though far away. It is a surfers paradise and the waves are perfect. It is very small and hard to get too but it is a must see place!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful beach, clean and full of nice people. On weekends always full wild and unspoiled nature, Excellent for surfing, good waves

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

you will need a car , you will see our best beach in Rio de Janeiro , there are a lot of restaurants with our best culinary in fishes !!!!!! you need to arrive early because our sun is good ! well as a turist you need to arrive early for finde a good pla ce !

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you have some extra time in rio, it's worth going....lots of waves... Not the ideal place just for swimming !

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