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“Looks like a zoo”
Review of Praia do Pinho

Praia do Pinho
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the city of Balneário Camboriú - SC, about 80 km from the Capital Florianopolis, Pinho Beach is considered the first naturist beach in Brazil. It also is recognized for its natural beauty and philosophy of life of people who go there.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Barcelona
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Looks like a zoo”
Reviewed May 14, 2011

This place is crap, first of all why single males are denied the right of entry? Do not they have the right to be naked at that beach only 'cause they are alone? second, above the beach there is a high ground full of spectators watching the naturists below as in a circus; third, if one is wearing even something small as a bath suit one is not allowed to mix with the nude people, why? does one have to be naked all the time?
There are funny and strange concepts ruling that place, tipical brazilian false moral and machist.

Visited October 2010
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Barra Velha, SC
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“Excellent beach, good infrastructure, nudity mandatory”
Reviewed May 13, 2011

This is an easily accessible beach near Balneario Camburiu, one of the most popular vacation spots in South America. Full nudity is required by all (there is a separate textile beach). Unaccompanied males are allowed access only if they are current members of the International Naturist Federation and present their naturist passport.

Infrastructure includes a small "hotel" and restaurant, and a kiosk on the beach sells snacks and drinks as well as renting lounging chairs and beach umbrellas. There is a modest parking fee (access to both the textile and naturist areas) used by the naturist committee that maintains the facility, and an additional parking charge if you want to park in the fully nude section. From there it is only a few meters to the beach.

The general area is top-rated for vacationing, with South America's largest theme park (Beto Carrero World), a cable-car that lifts you over a mountain between the city and one of the other beaches that offers spectacular views, canopy tours, excellent "churrasco" and seafood restaurants, and night-life rivaling any other city in Brazil. The main disadvantage is the high number of summer visitors, resulting in traffic congestion.

Visited February 2011
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