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Prainha Beach

| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs. It is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and may be reached by car or by the orange "surf bus" that passes through Copacabana and Ipanema.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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"beautiful beach"
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"surfer's paradise"
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"great waves"
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"nature reserve"
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"barra da tijuca"
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"south zone"
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"big waves"
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"downtown rio"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though you probably need a car to reach this paradise it is well worth it. Clean beach and water where you can swim or surf. Be careful because the current can get very strong and since the beach is protected you must arrive early to...More

Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the beach is so far from the city but is one of the best beach that i had been in rio. I went by metro and uber!

1  Thank MoorJos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little restaurant and the Prainha. I enjoy talking to the owner and tasting the best shrimp and casquinha de siri while looking at the beach. It is like paradise.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Amazing surf day tour, relax at wild wild west Rio, pristine beaches, no constructions within nature, relax, chill, no worry, be happy.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

good services, staff very friendly, room very clean and standard , nice breakfast, speed internet. all the places very close

Thank jorgeluisl512
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We took a cab from Ipanema to Prainha and it took a while to get there, however it was worth it. This beach is amazing and has a different vibe from the other more famous beaches in Rio. We spent the entire day there and...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Prainha is far from the touristic track but it is definetely worth a visit. Wake up early cause in summer sometimes the Road that gives access to the beach is closed due to the large amount of people who go there. Scenic views on the...More

Thank ChrisGameiro
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Definitely need a car and wouldn’t rely on cell phones to request an Uber to return. Awesome views and clean water.

Thank JakeZack69
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

This beach seems so much nicer than the crowded, dirty Copacobana, but like most of the Brazil I’ve seen, sadly not cared for. Despite it’s unquestionable beauty, the area is scruffy and not maintained. Litter is however much-much better than many areas. Beachside bars serve...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Great beach. More to surfers but even not surfing I like going there. Beautiful place, good atmosphere. The water is usually cold but there is a place across the street with showers. Parking is a problem so you must get up early and go.

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Indian dance A
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Response from Rubpy | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can. Go there and enjoy.
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Response from PedroM0 | Reviewed this property |
The place is a bit secluded, suggest you look for hotels in Barra region as most of those will be able to arrange transportation to and from Prainha.
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