Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the cultural and economic of heart of Brazil—and of the Atlantic shore of South America. Few cities are better known for the beaches than Rio; the city also is famous for its Carnival and laid-back party atmosphere. Blessed with abundant natural resources, Rio is home to 55 miles of beaches, all under the watchful gaze of the Christ the Redeemer statue.

In a city famous for its beaches, Ipanema Beach has attained legendary status. While it was the first place in the city to allow topless bathing, the beach has become more respectable over the years. It’s now a family-friendly beach steps away from chic restaurants and upscale boutiques. You’ll also find barracas, seaside beach bars and volleyball games.

Ipanema Beach is separated from another one of the famous Rio de Janeiro beaches by a narrow peninsula, Ponta do Arpoador. Copacabana Beach is one of the best places to people watch. The two beaches are especially busy during Carnival and the New Year’s Eve celebration. In between, Arpoador Beach is one of the few Brazil beaches that has lights, so you can enjoy nighttime surfing.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the thrill of hang gliding, make your way to Sao Conrado beach. Several large rock formations are found at this beach, a perfect starting point for hang gliders. If you prefer to stay on land, you can watch the colorful gliders catch ride the wind. This natural wonderland also offers some challenging hiking.

If you’d prefer a quiet beach where you can find your own space, Barra da Tijuca Beach will fit the bill. At eleven miles long, this is the longest beach in Rio de Janeiro—you’re bound to found plenty of sand where you can stretch out and enjoy the warm Brazilian sun.

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Rio de Janeiro Beaches

Rio de Janeiro Beaches

Rio de Janeiro beaches are undeniably the most popular of all urban beaches in Brazil. They exemplify a healthy, undying beach culture relentless in its love for sand, water, and relaxation. Inviting to tourists for their magnificent natural qualities and perfectly convenient for their abundant amenities, Rio beaches have so much going for them that […]

Ipanema Beach


Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most iconic Brazil beaches there is. It is a trendsetter like no other, setting the standard for beaches around the world, rather than following them. Just up the way from its equally famous counterpart, Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Brazil is as posh and fashionable as it […]

Copacabana Beach


Copacabana Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular beaches in Brazil and one of the best-known  in the entire world as well. Located in the southern region of equally famous Rio de Janeiro, the city and beach pair up to offer a spectacular destination for both tourists and locals. Full of style and packed […]

Barra da Tijuca Beach

Barra da Tijuca Beach

Barra da Tijuca Beach, or simply Barra (pronounced Ba-ha) as the locals call it, is essentially a twelve-mile extension of Ipanema Beach. The area surrounding Barra da Tijuca is a fairly new development, compared to the rest of the region, therefore it offers the advantage of many untouched and still-pristine stretches of white sand. At […]