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Address: Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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This is a wonderful beach, not so close to the city center ( 50 km) , yet is still good. I would recommend to take your own food and drink as expensive and there is a lack of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a wonderful beach, not so close to the city center ( 50 km) , yet is still good. I would recommend to take your own food and drink as expensive and there is a lack of options.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The beach is well away from the southern area (Ipanema, Copacabana), much more worth it. The tour itself is already pretty much because you will all bordering the edge of the city, passing several beautiful and photogenic places. But get there early, because depending on the season, the beach is closed due to lack of parking. Another detail is that... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Beautiful beach in Rio. A little far and you need a car to get there, but worth totally worth the visit.

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Saint John
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

spent the day on this beach lovely white sand , very interesting just to be on the beach and see the sites you can rent a chair and beach umbrella reasonable

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stunningly beautiful beach that is a favorite of surfers. We saw dozens trying their luck. There is also a fabulous fish restaurant at far end of the beach where they cook just caught fish to order.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lovely beach, trapped between Sugarloaf and another huge rock. It gets a bit dirty with people leaving rubbish and rubbish collecting in the water near the shore.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A nature beach, preserved, off tourist. A place for real "cariocas" and so close to downtown that you can't believe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Perfect day out to escape the hustle of Copacabana. Beautiful beach with great surf, followed by a few beers and a bbq fish for lunch at Mirante da Prainha!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Prainha is the most beautiful beach in Rio. The beach is tiny, access is not the easiest, and it can be crowded, so I recommend going as early as you can. Definitely worth waking up early in a lazy weekend, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A little more of the local scene and not so tourist-ee. I really like it here and wish there were more hotels that were nearby like the Sheraton Rio.

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