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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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City beach, beautiful and recommend except in summer time and on Sundays.

The beach is located of the south part of Rio. This area of the city is well know as one of the highest neighbors to leave, specially the B+ class. It's a very long beach +/- 10... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is located of the south part of Rio. This area of the city is well know as one of the highest neighbors to leave, specially the B+ class. It's a very long beach +/- 10 Km long, where all kinds of people find his "corner". A long the beach there are many bars and terraces were you can... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful sandy beach , ocean is clear. very busy and very hot . Use lots of sun screen and definitely you need and beach umbrella and chairs.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed by Barra beach several times whilst working in Rio, so the sea and the beach for me were for early morning swimming or exercise. Just an hour stolen here or there. I've never seen them crowded, and the sand is perfect. I'm also a strong swimmer and a scuba diver, and have never really been afraid of... More 

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Thank David S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Beautiful beaches, nice malls, good restaurants...really worth to take a look and see it. It's another city!

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Thank Cristina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

In my opinion the Barra beach is the best beach of Rio. Have a long coast and rarely is crowded. You only have to choose better areas. It's full of classy hotels, but few places to eat or shop. Easy to go by car or public transportation...

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Hard to choose whether to watch people or the surf. Lots of places to rent chairs & umbrellas, get some coconut water, or a beer.

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Thank Gary H
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Today is the best beach at Rio de Janeiro city. Not dangerous and crowded as Ipanema and Copacabana. Barra has also amazing shopping Center, restaurants and Olegário Maciel is also better than Lapa, beautiful people and nice bars and discos.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful beach - great for sunset with beach bars and fish restaurants on the beach. Good for runners in the morning - sea maybe a little rough but the sand is incredible.

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Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stayed right on the beach - everyday was beautiful and at night it took on a different feel with lots of bars, restaurants all within walking distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

for those that like uncrowded beaches , it the right place to be. Also great restaurants, still a 45 km ride from downtown RIo.

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