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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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A little oasis near Rio

We caught the ferry over to Paqueta Island from the main ferry terminal at Rio de Janeiro. It was a most pleasant ride across taking just over an hour with great sights all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Tamworth, Australia
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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We caught the ferry over to Paqueta Island from the main ferry terminal at Rio de Janeiro. It was a most pleasant ride across taking just over an hour with great sights all the way including going under the bridge to Niteroi. The island is like going back in time and I would have liked more time to wander the... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you want to relax, far of the civilization, Paqueta Island is the place! Very quite place with atractions and much history. You can see the great Baobad tree, or visit the Hill, eat at the strands fresh fish and drink Acai local

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Rio visitors lose a great part of fun if don't know this island 50 minutes from downtown. The ferryboat trip to get to Paqueta is cool stuff itself. The island has almost no cars. All the circulation is made by bike or horse's car. You will be inside Guanabara Bay, so don't expect blue sea, but unless the were big... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I am really ashamed for this review but I must tell the truth. Paqueta was one of the most beautiful places in Rio back in the 80's. But, now it doesn't have anything to offer the tourist as it has been overrun by pollution and slums

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This island inside Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, used to be a nice place to visit. However, it seems to be fogotten by the local authorities. The sea around it is too dirty for bathing or fishing, and there's nothing to do, besides riding one of the bikes available for rental.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Take the horse drawn carriage tour. An oasis in Guanabara Bay. This island is home to many Brasilian actors and artists. Even has a bird cemetary.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

It´s a pleasant trip across the sea to this small island with no motorized vehicles . The day I went the sea around the island was actually orange and stank of sulphur. Go - but leave you swiming costumes at home

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Avoid weekends the beaches are beatiful but poluted, the island has a lot of nice colonial era buildings but the island lacks care

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is an easy and cheap way of exploring what's around the city. A perfect place to spend a sunny day chillin on the beach, have a picnic with good friends and walk around. The Island is small, so you can see everything by walking, or you can rent a bike, or you can get a horse draw carriages. The... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Paquetá Island is a place of little interest. Beaches with polluted water. For the traveler with a few days in Rio de Janeiro is not the best option.

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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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