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Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Great place to relax

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
132 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I went here in August 2012, caught the ferry over from Rio which was a total bargain, a few dollars each way so a very cheap day out. The island is very sleepy and quiet. It's nice that there are no cars so the transport options are horse drawn carriages or bikes. There were lots of people on the ferry... More 

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