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Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

1,474 Reviews

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

1,474 Reviews
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Avenida Lucio costa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22790-000 Brazil
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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This full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro with convenient hotel pickup is a popular choice for visitors with limited time in the area. Going with a guide means you hit all the city’s highlights without the stress of navigating and hear important context about landmarks along the route, including the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Selarón Steps. Round out the tour with a well-deserved Brazilian-style lunch.
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Andreas K wrote a review Aug 2020
Solna, Sweden456 contributions90 helpful votes
A nice beach with big waves. We felt safe spending a whole evening at one of the little bars at the beach. Good option if you want to get away from Zona Sul for a while. Recreio is much calmer and fewer tourists.
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Luciene A wrote a review Jan 2020
Glen Allen, Virginia13 contributions8 helpful votes
This neighborhood is not yet known by many tourists and its visitors are mainly locals going for a stroll on the long stretch of this white sandy beach. We always stay by Posto 10 where my cousin resides. Many bring their dogs, some play beach volleyball. There is a long bike lane by the beach which can get pretty jammed on the weekends. If you arrive very early in the morning, it will be filled by surfers. It is also well guarded by lifeguards. If the waves are too high and unsafe to swim, you will see red flags warning beach goers of the condition of the beach. You will also find plenty of beach chairs and beach umbrellas for rental. The beach is also filled with vendors selling food and artifacts. I would be skeptical to by food or beverages that are not prepackaged by a known manufacturer. I do recommend drinking coconut water straight from the source. Vendors are pretty skilled when it comes to cracking the top of the coconut and inserting a straw. What I like most about this neighborhood is that it is filled with Kiosks selling food and drinks. They all have a table with an umbrella and chairs and its atmosphere are beach casual. You can enjoy your beer or your Caipirinha ( brazilian cocktail ) overlooking the ocean. I recommend visiting Rio between May and September. The temperature will be mild, there will be plenty of sunshine, and the beach will be less crowded. I would be very careful when visiting Rio in general. Be mindful of your belongings, do not leave items unattended and avoid wearing expensive items. Most important, if you can avoid looking like a tourist, please do so.
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Evan Braz wrote a review Aug 2019
Boca Raton, Florida559 contributions124 helpful votes
Miles long sandy beach with many hotels and high-rise apartment buildings, tends to be cleaner than most, and fairly empty, except on summer weekends. The many kiosks offer food and drink, plus beach gear for rent.
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Date of experience: August 2019
AlejandroLB wrote a review Mar 2019
Olivos, Argentina49 contributions6 helpful votes
one of the best beaches in Rio if you like big waves. Be very careful because even though you are close to the coast it can be difficult to get out.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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TomasMichnaCom wrote a review Mar 2019
Brno, Czech Republic110 contributions10 helpful votes
This beach is a little gem. You wont see any skyscapers and not many tourists as well. Its more a getaway for Rio locals or people living in a close town. Great for surfing.
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Date of experience: March 2019