Paqueta Island Beach

Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro: Address, Paqueta Island Beach Reviews: 4/5

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Juan G. Della Nave
Montevideo, Uruguay20 contributions
The most stupid idea...
Jul 2018
I had been in the Island 40 years ago. It used to be a calm, natural, relaxing place. Few inhabitants, nice and polite people. The trip by ship used to be a pleasure.
Now a days....the place is absolutely spoiled! Do not go there, unless you want to spend time and money.
The population of Paquetá as well as those that go during the weekends to drink and listen to extemely loud music, have turned the paradise in hell.
Written July 27, 2018
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kapteva
Chicago, IL26 contributions
There is nothing to do at this island
Jul 2018 • Friends
We came to Rio for 3 days and I found this island by looking through trip advisor forums. All the reviews were very good so I was very excited about visiting this island, it was supposed to be a highlight of our trip. Unfortunately, we felt that we wasted our time there. The island is nice overall, but there is nothing to do there and not much to experience. I am not a thrill seeker, I don't have to stay constantly busy when I travel, I like the experience, whatever that is, as long as it brings me closer to the culture or helps me better understand the people. I couldn't find it on that island. It doesn't have a center point, except the ferry dock and a few grocery stores and some places to eat. It doesn't feel like there is a central spot or much to see and experience. We walked to the nice park but came back and decided to take a bike riksha. By the way, there are no horse carriages on the island, which we hoped to get a ride. We asked our riksha guy to show us around the island. He did a great job showing us different houses, a viewing spot and took as to the restaurant. But it is just nothing that interesting to experience there. It takes 50 min to get there by ferry and the next ferry was 3 hours later so we were stuck there for half of the day (3hrs + 2hrs commute both ways). There are so many other great things to do in Rio, so if you are on a fairly short trip, you may want to choose something else to do.
Written July 10, 2018
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FernandaTelles
Rio de Janeiro, RJ98 contributions
go back in time
Dec 2016 • Friends
If you're curious about old Rio, this is as close as you can get and it's onle about 40 minutes away from the city by ferry boat. It's easily done in a day and totally worth it.
Written June 21, 2017
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Jorian13
Pretoria, South Africa31 contributions
Island visit close to Rio
Dec 2016 • Couples
The island is located in Guanabara Bay, about one hour by ferry from "Estação das Barcas" is a worthwhile site to visit when in Rio. Beautiful ferry and boat trip and the scenery is beautiful. On the main square you can rent a rickshaw, a bike or a horse pulled cart to go through the dirt roads that border the shores. Get some maps and check more on the island before you go, since there is almost no info service there. If you have time, visit the Casa de Cultura at São Roque Square. I would suggest that you spend at least 3 hours at the island. There are two or three decent restaurants where fish and other plates are served. Very peaceful island with no cars it is like going back in time.
Written March 7, 2017
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gasparinikarla
Rio de Janeiro, RJ10 contributions
Beautiful summer afternoon visit
Feb 2016
Taking the boat to Paqueta Island close to Carnival break was awesome, beautiful view and pleasant walk throught the island.
Written October 18, 2016
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Marcos C
Brasilia, DF593 contributions
Its Like a Whole Other World
Sep 2016 • Couples
Ilha Paqueta or Paqueta Island is like going back in time or going to a whole other world right outside of Rio.One of the best day trip I've taken in Brazil and next time I think I'll try and spend the night there. You can rent a bike, or as I did hire a local guide with a bike to take you around the points of interest on the Island in about 90mins. You won't be disappointed on this little outing. Can't wait to go back.
Written October 3, 2016
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Caquimba
Cali, Colombia91 contributions
Peace no cars, just bikes
Aug 2016 • Solo
I would like to live in a place like this, like ideal movie, silence, Peace, no cars, perfect for retired people.I rented a bike, in 2 hours you could ride the island.Very nice place. You could take a boat in the praça XV in Rio. Is like 1 hour of trip. R$5.6
Written August 31, 2016
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Sacha H
Sao Paulo, SP68 contributions
Nice visit
Jun 2016 • Family
As we have some very good friends from Rio we decided to join them and go for a day trip to Paquetá!
It's an interesting small island in the middle of the "Baia de Guanabara". On my opinion the boat trip was almost more interesting than the island itself!
At the island we rented bikes and the kids throughly enjoyed being free to go "anywhere" with their bikes! We had a great lunch but the best part was the sunset from the boat on the way back!!!
Written May 31, 2016
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Pabloberli
9 contributions
Very romantic!
Nov 2015 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit! Warm recommendation...!!! On a Sunday the is a great atmosphere together with relaxed locals...
Written November 2, 2015
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kennyhall1944
Tamworth, Australia212 contributions
A little oasis near Rio
Jun 2015 • Friends
We caught the ferry over to Paqueta Island from the main ferry terminal at Rio de Janeiro. It was a most pleasant ride across taking just over an hour with great sights all the way including going under the bridge to Niteroi. The island is like going back in time and I would have liked more time to wander the island. There are no cars on the island, just horse drawn carts and we think we may go back to spend more time on this little bit of paradise so close to Rio.
And the ferry is very cheap. Just 10Reals for the return journey per person.
Written June 12, 2015
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