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Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

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Address: | Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 2124289000
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Beautiful spot...and hike to the top of the mountain!

This was one of our favourite spots in Rio! very few tourists, a few vendors but you arent bothered by them...if you are energetic, wait until the sandbar is exposed and go over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of our favourite spots in Rio! very few tourists, a few vendors but you arent bothered by them...if you are energetic, wait until the sandbar is exposed and go over to the island/mountain and hike up/repell down!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Get all the beach-y goodness of Rio without the tourist crowds. Clean, blue waves are ridden by locals on surf and skim boards. The sand is clean and soft and the boardwalk bars keep you hydrated and full. NOTE: watch out for the red flags. The riptide is real so go further down the beach if you need to swim... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a long walk along the beach during my first day in Rio. A much more relaxed, family-friendly vibe than at the better known beaches. Many places to stop for food and/or drink, some with bands.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neighborhood in the Rio de Janeiro, where it seems that you are not in a city as large and busy as the River. Beautiful beaches , great restaurants and bars and very quiet . Great for staying with family without having to put up with the turmoil and violence of Copacabana. Here you walk quiet on the beachfront .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because I'm a Brazilian... may be too long for me to say all the best about Recreio... I"ll resume saying that I have traveled to many of the most beautiful beaches in diferents parts of the world like Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas, Republic Dominican. But I like to say for the ones who never leave Brazil... that we have our own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Best hair salon : Glow Dry Bar, beautiful place with a lot of things todo.They have shellac and the best products for hair

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Recreio beach Is about 50mins away from the crowded beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Its an excellent surf spot and the reason I went there. Its a beautiful beach without the crowds and tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I keep going back to Recreio. If you're going to Rio, you mst visit this beach. It is close to Pontal rock and the Ahui.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The water is gorgeous. I could live on that beach. There are about 4 adjacent beaches along the coast, separated by huge boulders. The further south, the less crowded and cleaner. I was staying in Copa had a day trip at Recreio, which was an excellent decision. I wish we could have spent at least one night there. There are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It's a nice beach. It's a new neighbourhoods far from the center of Rio and "Zona Sul" (Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon).

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