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Address: Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lovely views and a large selection of restaurants and food outlets. The views back to Rio are amazing and the locals play on the beach and are great to watch

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bretthyslop
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely views and a large selection of restaurants and food outlets. The views back to Rio are amazing and the locals play on the beach and are great to watch

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A beautiful beach to wander along, Plenty enjoying the beach for sport or to bake in the sun. The place comes alive on Friday & Saturday nights, filling with people dining outside and listening to live music. Plenty of food options to choose and easy to get to by bus from Niteroi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

gorgeous beach. Really this is the best view of Rio Jenero. You can get there by ferry, or by car. Lot's of great food all around.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It has sand! Quite a few restaurants and bars around in this area, quite popular place to go. Nice promenade to walk or jug along, plenty of locals enjoy this area.

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Temse, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

the beach itself is not much. better go 1 or 2 km further to charitas. there it is full of little cosy beachbars. on sao francisco beach are the restaurants for the area. tried all of them and no complaints about any of them. paludo is one of the best there

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Niteroi, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

There are many restaurants and bars on this beach. Many people go there at night. You can eat in a barbecue or in a japanese or italian restaurants.

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Niteroi, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My son is studying in the region so i went for jogging before getting him at school twice. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking but I do not feel safe in there. Careful with your wallets in there!

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Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The place has a sor to of nice restaurants from barbecue to japonese food. The view of Rio de Janeiro is also very nice.

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