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“Best beach near Rio de Janeiro”
Review of Prainha Beach

Prainha Beach
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$120.00*
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Private Tour: Grumari and Prainha Beach Photography Tour
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$67.98*
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Surf Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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$120.00*
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Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Prainha is the best beach near Rio de Janeiro. It's a surfer paradise with big waves. To reach the beach you have to have your own transportation but this makes the beach much safer.
The road to the beach is gorgeous.
The only problem is the rough surf and rip tides that makes the beach a bit dangerous.

4  Thank Armando F
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Very beautiful beach bit outside of Rio that is popular by surfers. There is a very nice restaurant serving fantastic grilled fish definitely worth visiting. You need a vehicle to get there. I think there is a surfing bus that you can take if you don't have car.

2  Thank tarulaki
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Green unspoiled beach. Not for swimming unless you are Olympian status most of the time. Great for surfing.

1  Thank Lucas_p
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

NIce beach with good waves for surfers. go on weekdays cause on weekend it gets packed very early and no potions for parking

1  Thank Lempes
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

great view, and the food was outstanding! The restaurant overlooks red beach, and the magnificant Sugarloaf mountain...
a very quick taxi ride from Copa Cabana... a must see for any tourist heading to Rio!

1  Thank nutmeggers
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