Gruta Azul

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Paul v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had a boat tour and after praia Farol he stops here a little.

In the middle is a statue.
Not a big thing but... seen it
Written August 29, 2019
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Andre Maia
Rio de Janeiro, RJ29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
gruta azul is beautiful to see not touch it. Brazilian Navy does not allow swimming near the entry any more, because there is a risk to have accidents.
Written November 14, 2018
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Marcia Oliveira
Rio de Janeiro, RJ213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
After passing the Fenda dos Ingleses, the boat will reach the open seashore, and arrive at Gruta Azul. Some boats enters in the Cave, but this is only secure in good sea conditions. I have never been in Greece, but it seems to me to be like that. Sometimes sea turtles show up near the boat.
Written July 21, 2016
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LizzyHS
Sao Paulo, SP63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Unclear why this is supposedly one of the top tourist attractions in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The boats are no longer allowed to enter the cave so you just do a brief (like 2-minute) stop for pictures as part of your boat tour to the Arraial beaches. The water is beautifully blue, but the boat barely stops and you can't swim or go inside.
Written March 27, 2018
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sandrinhosbrown
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The excursion was good but they promised to bring us to 3 different places: one for 30 min (ilha do farol), Gruta azul just passing by without possibility for stopping for diving, pontal de atalaia was not possible to stop due to weather conditions, and the last stop was in a flotable reataurant where only accept cash and all of us only had credit card. No mussels, no shells. The only good thing is that this sea food was cheaper than on the beach: here 100-200 reais for a simple dish of any petisco. Excellent staff but disappointed for not visiting more beaches and been trapped in the floating restaurant for 2 hours. By the way, bring at least 200 reais for each person in cash.
Written January 9, 2017
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RafaTraveller
Rio de Janeiro415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Crystal clear waters on the Atlantic Ocean, many boats go there to see an impressive cave called Gruta Azul. It is a sort of Brazilian Capri. You can even see whales when they search for less cold waters for laboring. It is a must see place in the north of Rio State. You should never miss...Gruta Azul will be an important plus in your trip to Brazil.
Written January 20, 2016
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Rosemary W
Hope Island, Australia446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We stayed at Saquarema beach south of Arraial do Cabo and drove one hour north for a day boat trip. It's too far to do a day trip from Rio, though tours do operate from there. Most charter boats charge R$30 for a 5 hour cruise of island beaches and sail by Gruta Azul, the third most visited attraction in Rio State I was told. You can easily buy your ticket from one of many choices available from spruikers scattered all around the town. Bargain them to R$30. Divide that by 3 for Aust$ or 4 for US$ at current 2015 exchange. I suggest you resist and go to the port jetty and see what boat you want to go on. A lot of boats left at similar time of 11. Some are double storey and take a lot of people. We preferred the single level with about 35 people. All yachts are shade covered and offer fast rubber transport boat from the ship to shore. Not easy to do if you're too unsteady on your feet. Some boats better suited for those physically challenged than others. No English spoken here so it may be easier to pay for a tour from Saquarema or Rio. The port is difficult to find yourself when driving unless you know where to go.
The huge water carved Gruta Azul cave is truly spectacular and so are the forested dramatic mountains that rise steeply from the island shores. Lots of birds to spot! Snacks and some hot food are available on board all boats( rather average and not substantial) and but we took our own esky of beers and lunch which many Brazilians do. We didn't see any foreign tourists. A truly special day swimming in these emerald clear waters and dramatically white sandy beaches.
Written October 4, 2015
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Jackson_
Foz do Iguacu, PR543 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The place is quite beautiful, but we didn't have access very closely, they said entry was prohibited (before it was possible).
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Written August 27, 2023
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