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“Amazing”
Review of Atalaia Beach

Atalaia Beach
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Rio de Janeiro, Br
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Atalaia Trail , 5hrs walk, is highly recommended. But not for children.
You need a guide for this...........

Visited August 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“An adventure!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Visiting Atalaia beach is wonderful experience. We also enjoyed snorkeling in the Piscinas Naturals - delightful.

Visited April 2014
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Boulder, Colorado
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“So many ocean creatures in such a shallow small bit of tide pool”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

You have to book this walking tour to this beach days in advance but it is free through the park service. You can rent snorkel masks, goggles and life vests at the entry. Go early if you have the choice. In any case you will have to go at low tide. It is about a 30-40 minute hike in along a lovely lush trail. When you first get there you might think, this will be boring. It is a tide pool about the size of half a football field and only 4 ft. deep at it's deepest point. Only 16 people are allowed in at once. No sunblock, makeup, lotions are allowed so wear protective clothing for the hike and the snorkel. No fins are allowed. The life vest is required. You will think that silly until you understand how fragile this tide pool is. No kicking is allowed. Just use your arms and gently propel yourself in slow motion through the pool Then the treat begins! When we were there, we saw 3 small lemon sharks, one 2 1/2 foot eel, and a wide array of other fish. Once you are in, please don't ever touch the bottom or you will destroy the fragile "coral" more like crustaceans and sponges that make the pool so special. i would discourage bringing a camera because using it increases your chances of touching the delicate growth.

Visited April 2014
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Recife, Brazil
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“Beautiful Atalaia...”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Nice trekking ... beautiful viewin the morning... calm and life rich natural swimmingpoll. Go there at 6 a.m when the tide is low... take wonderful pictures. You need the guide...

Visited January 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Unique snorkeling experience”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a very restricted tide pool, that is extremely shallow. To visit the pool, you must go to the IBAMA office in Villa Boldro and sign up. The only allow so many people in at a time, so they will assign you a time, date and will provide you with the information on where yo go. You then meet up with you group at your scheduled time, a park staff will give you a brief introduction to the beach and will discuss the restrictions, like no sunscreen or other skin products, no kicking or putting your hands or feet on the pool bottom. You the hike about 1km to the beach and meet another park staff there, you will have about 30 min to snorkel with your group in the pool. We saw sharks, octopus, and all kinds of beautiful fish, starfish and coral. It's beautiful, and worth the trip.

Visited January 2014
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