Prainha Beach

Prainha Beach, Rio de Janeiro: Hours, Address, Prainha Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Prainha Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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More than 3 hours
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Lovin' it on Phuket
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Lovely
Oct 2020
This is a lovely beach to visit if it isn't crowded. I found it to be less of a headache than Copacabana and less busy than Ipanema. It is one of the areas you should check out and explore when you first arrive in Rio so it stands out a bit in your memory.
Written December 31, 2020
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Van Wilder
Cape Town, South Africa39 contributions
Really cool beach
Dec 2019
a bit of a distance when travelling by Uber but well worth it. Famous for surfing. The terrain is very different from what you find in the heart of Rio. It feels more connected with nature (I love it). In walking distance you can find the beach pray do Secreto and in the other direction a nudist beach i.e praia do Abrícó (the only nudist beach in Rio)...you can also first go all the way to Grumari beach and then stop off at Prainha beach on your way back. The best take out from this trip is experiencing a different landscape in Rio that's feels really remote yet extremely beautiful.
Written February 12, 2020
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Basilio T
Baltimore, MD137 contributions
pristine clean beach away from crowds
Jan 2020
Parking can be hard to find. Best to go early (arrive before 9 AM).
Furthest side of the beach away from the arrival point when coming from Barra by the coastal raod is the nicer place to stop as the first part of this beach may have lots of surf boards.
Great restaurant facing the beach along side rocks going into ocean is very nice with very fresh sea food and other appetizers.
One of the nice things about this beach is the warm and mostly calm waters with sand banks braking down the waves before reaching the sand line. You can rent sun umbrellas (recommended) if staying past 10AM. Best is to visit the restaurant after 10:30 or 11 AM and have some snacks and drink there. Very reasonable prices. Only 1 lifeguard for the small beach. Stay away from the rocks as the water flows back to the ocean that way.
Written January 29, 2020
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Christian D
Brasilia, DF62 contributions
Surfers Beach !
Sep 2019 • Family
Considered a wild beach best for surfers, no buildings around this unspoiled wonderful surfing beach. If you're a surfer this beach is a must for you. if you are not a surfer you can sit on one of the rustic bars and drink a wonderful coconut drink while you watch the sea waves break in front of you.
Written October 10, 2019
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alshamv
Zurich, Switzerland69 contributions
must see :)
Jul 2019
Beautiful beach located close to Barra da Tijuca Beach, walking distance, very good service on the beach, quiet not crowded, great to relax far a way from city Center.
Written September 9, 2019
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Evan Braz
Boca Raton, FL570 contributions
Unspoiled and Isolated Beach Great for Surfing
Aug 2019
Beyond the best known beaches in Rio, you will find this local gem, about 1 hour away from the town center, abutting a tropical forest and with great waves.
Written August 9, 2019
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A-Monty65
Ventura, CA37 contributions
Very Unique Beach with Huge Boulders!
Jul 2019
Nice beach in small bay/cove. But so photographic with the variety of very large boulders scattered around shoreline!! 2 eateries there also.
Written July 30, 2019
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Rafasferreira
Rio de Janeiro, RJ41 contributions
Best of Rio
Jul 2019
Nice place, outside mainstream have what i think are the best landscape views. Also good for surfing
Written July 6, 2019
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Luciana V G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ12 contributions
Best beach In Rio
May 2019 • Family
For me it is the best beach in Rio. Small, far from the city, surrounded by mountains of green vegetation. You can get there only by car. It is worth a car rent. Visit it along Grumari beach.
Written June 9, 2019
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A.B.Maeda
Rio de Janeiro, RJ431 contributions
Dont´go late during the summer!!!
Dec 2018 • Family
This is very far to visit from downtown or south zone. So if you want to enjoy without problems, wake up very early and go. The beach is sometimes with big waves!!! But the road to their is so beautiful
Written May 27, 2019
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