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Prainha Beach

Address: Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #14 of 566 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs...
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A smaller stretch of sand than the neighbor beach of Grumari, therefore it can get crowded. The ocean is mostly very agitated so it's hard to swim. Beware of the people selling things: they charge a ridiculous amount of money there because it is farther from everything else so you have less options. It is a beautiful beach, nonetheless with... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing beach! Part of Rio coast line! Good for surfers! lso dor couples in love! You have to drive or take a cab. It is about 30 miles distance from Ipanema.

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Edson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to relax, get a tan and enjoy some local flavours. Safe and easily accessible. Don't miss it

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

That's a really nice small beach! Great for surfing, big waves. There is a cafe as well. I think it is only possible to go by car and it's about an hour from Copacobana.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

One of the most private beach in Rio. You have to go early or after 4pm, because it is so crowded that the police closes the way.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Its a 30 min to 1hr drive from Rio. Depends on the time of day and traffic. I stayed in recreio so it was a 10 min drive to get to and it was worth it. Such a quiet nook and so much space to surf.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you have a car or staying close to Recreo, this is a must visit place. The beach is really nice, not calm but surrounded with rock and nature makes this a perfect scenery. Make sure to arrive early, in some times of the year parking get pack early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a almost unexplored beach, with all the nature surrounding it! It is a Environment Protect Area, so that means it will remain like this for ever! Don't miss it, but you must arrive before 10 am because they close the entrance to control the numbers of cars!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you like nature and enjoy a beautiful beach, Prainha distinguishes itself from all other beaches in RIo in that it has no view of the city, it is surrounded by a natural forest reserve and it isn't too close to RIo, which grants it a different status in terms of who goes there. Essentially a surfers' paradise, it has... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This little beach is south on Rio de Janeiro, after recreio de banderiantes. Is a little surfbeach with some bars on the street. Perfect place to try to surf

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