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Address: Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side...

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.

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"Small but Perfect for Surfers"

Small beach and remotely settled yet worth visiting. This is where surfers go thou sun sets early because of a mountains and hills. So go early preferably before 3pm. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Z7425IIemilyc
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small beach and remotely settled yet worth visiting. This is where surfers go thou sun sets early because of a mountains and hills. So go early preferably before 3pm. Lots of locals here, mainly local surfers. Here waves are kind of rough so not suitable for kids. Besides there are no life guard close by so watch your kids closely!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has got to be the prettiest beach in the Rio area. We cycled there on a bike in Rio tour. It was the highlight of our holiday! There is s small beach bad, parking and changing facilities but no high rise buildings or hotels! It's a gem!

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Thank Belinda W
Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prainha means "Little Beach" in Portuguese. It is a drive from Rio de Janeiro, but it is worth the trip. A much smaller beach than Copacabana, Ipanema or Barra da Tijuca, but very beautiful and usually less crowded. Lots of locals here, especially local surfers. Prainha is known for it's good waves, and the local surfers have kind of adopted... More 

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Thank Steven B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the " Blue Flag " , given by the Foundation for Environmental Education Prainha is a great place to have fun and surfing. Many beautiful people in a landscape of breathtaking .

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Thank Caique H
Peninsula
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful beach, I did not enjoy it a lot specially it is time consuming comparing to other attractions.

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Thank Zied_Dahmani
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the farest beaches in Rio. It is never crowded and it is very beautiful. You can rent chairs and umbrellas as well as eat from the vendors. Nice to go with kids. The water is clean and proper for a swim.

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Thank Branca2016
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I visites this beach during the Easter long weekend and did not regret it: a flabbergasting beach populated by loads of beautiful shiny people. Nature at its best. Dont hesitare: take a day to visit it and enjoy the sun, the wild beach and the mountains around. Have fun!

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Thank Marcia Z
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Fantastic beach located very near The Recreio dos Bandeirantes area. Good for surfing or relaxing... Almost a retreat!

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Thank Peter K
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This beach is open to the people but it is a little private once it is located far from the most famous ones. There are good places to go around it too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Not as busy as Copacabana or Ipanema beach and a good place to slip away from the crowds. Go in the morning as the water is calmer.

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