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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
| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

The beach is small and usually the sun gets blocked by the mountain after 03 PM in winter time, but it is amazing the view of the mountains so close to the water. it is the surfers beach. it has a nice restaurant with an...More

Thank flaviaveras
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Go there if you want to have a more relaxed atmosphere than the city beaches. Greta for surfing and the water is cleaner as well. Nice fish places close by to go for a bite at sunset.

Thank Pfitzner10
Reviewed July 24, 2018

According to the locals, this is the most beautiful beach in Rio De Janeiro and I see why. It is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach surrounded by high cliffs and mountains that are kissed by the clouds. The water is (supposedly) the cleanest here. It is...More

Thank encouragement8
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Just a good walk or city buses from Ipanema and you are at the cliffs of Prainha, above the cliffs is one most secluded and serene places to watch sunset at the bar. Rocky beach, pittoresque yet I felt I embarrassed the poor locals washing...More

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Secluded beach, access only by car. By far, the best beach in Rio. The landscape is breathtaking. Cliffs, sand and a little beach with perfect waves.

1  Thank 706Connolly
Reviewed June 19, 2018

If you would like to avoid the crowd this is the place to go. It is around 1hour drive from Ipanema, but is worthed. Arrive early to enjoy the day. It is know for good waves as well.

Thank LePB78
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I visited this beach on my West Zone Tour with Rio Secret Spots guide Renato Carvalho. Beautiful! Not crowded. Great kiosk.

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Provided you don't mind taking a 45-50 minute ride from central Rio through Barra de Tijuca, Grumari is well worth the effort. It's a thoroughly charming beach that even in the height of summer isn't too crowded. The huge rocks that sit near the shoreline...More

Thank garygarry
Reviewed April 27, 2018

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

1  Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed April 22, 2018

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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Vladimir S
July 19, 2018|
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Response from HikeinRio | Reviewed this property |
whats up, I lived in recreio and it's very nice to go through the road, or nowadays uber can take you, but I like to walk with myself, enjoying the way, is much like safe and never heard about bad incidents, really rare... More
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October 26, 2017|
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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.