We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Paqueta Island Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 2133970517
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 592 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
A little oasis near Rio

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
kennyhall1944
,
Tamworth, Australia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

592 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 28: English reviews
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sacha H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit! Warm recommendation...!!! On a Sunday the is a great atmosphere together with relaxed locals...

Helpful?
Thank Pabloberli
Tamworth, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank kennyhall1944
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you want to relax, far of the civilization, Paqueta Island is the place! Very quite place with atractions and much history. You can see the great Baobad tree, or visit the Hill, eat at the strands fresh fish and drink Acai local

Helpful?
4 Thank Grouptourlider
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Rio visitors lose a great part of fun if don't know this island 50 minutes from downtown. The ferryboat trip to get to Paqueta is cool stuff itself. The island has almost no cars. All the circulation is made by bike or horse's car. You will be inside Guanabara Bay, so don't expect blue sea, but unless the were big... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Rodrigo R
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I am really ashamed for this review but I must tell the truth. Paqueta was one of the most beautiful places in Rio back in the 80's. But, now it doesn't have anything to offer the tourist as it has been overrun by pollution and slums

Helpful?
15 Thank Alexander J
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This island inside Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, used to be a nice place to visit. However, it seems to be fogotten by the local authorities. The sea around it is too dirty for bathing or fishing, and there's nothing to do, besides riding one of the bikes available for rental.

Helpful?
5 Thank Leo G
Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Take the horse drawn carriage tour. An oasis in Guanabara Bay. This island is home to many Brasilian actors and artists. Even has a bird cemetary.

Helpful?
2 Thank PTRio
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

It´s a pleasant trip across the sea to this small island with no motorized vehicles . The day I went the sea around the island was actually orange and stank of sulphur. Go - but leave you swiming costumes at home

Helpful?
5 Thank rodrigo s
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Avoid weekends the beaches are beatiful but poluted, the island has a lot of nice colonial era buildings but the island lacks care

Helpful?
4 Thank Eduardo G

Travelers who viewed Paqueta Island Beach also viewed

 
 

Been to Paqueta Island Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paqueta Island Beach and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Paqueta Island Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?