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Urca Beach

| Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
29 Jan 2017
“Safe place, wonderful view, but not for swimming”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wonderful view and sunset!! Great place to walk from the begining of Urca until the end of "Forte São João". It is the safest place in Rio de Janeiro. But the beach is not very clean and during weekends plenty of people not very clean...More

Thank TatianaRegiani
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Praia da Urca, only a few steps away from cable car station, is one of those peaceful places in Rio, to recreate and calm down a bit from the hustle and bustle of and otherwise wonderful city. Whenever we visit Pão de Açúcar (preferrably early...More

Thank KhanKluay
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

It's a small beach in a nice neighborhood. I feel like many places in Rio de Janeiro has amazing views, and this beach is one of them.

Thank 01marilia
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I was born in Rio, but going to Urca's beaches was always like holidays abroad! There were a few to chose, the protected little one when I was a kid and the big one as me and my cousins turn teenagers. Surfing and body boarding...More

Thank ApartmentontheGreen
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I was in praia da Urca last week, it was really beautiful. Nice weather and beautiful landscape. I preffered this beach compared to Ipanema which is normally very crowded - I highly recommend to go and relax there.

Thank Sole S
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Urca beach is another nice small beach in Rio. Less popular than it's glitzy cousins (Copacabana & Ipanema), it offers a more quiet and less touristy beach experience. It is a small beach though but it has great views of Sugar Loaf mountain.

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Beautiful place to relax. Small beach and not crowded. Maybe, you will have difficult to park the car.

Thank KINO K
Reviewed 8 June 2015

If you want to stay away from the crowds going to Copacabana and Ipanama, and if you have a car or are not worried to take a taxi, praya de Urca is a nice little beach. It is quiet, not touristic. If you go on...More

Thank sipivu
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Amazed at the negative reviews, small beautiful beach next to Sugar Loaf Mountain, live jazz music when we visited, band played some Miles Davis numbers! Extraordinary musicians. Black vultures visiting the beach to feed. Laid back and picturesque place.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Urca beach is another decent beach in Rio. It is quiet and calm and easy to swim in. The water and the sand are not the most amazing though. However, it's proximity to the affluent Urca neighbourhood makes it worth a visit.

Thank Ibadanboy
Urca is one of the oldest areas in Rio. Known for its
incredible views of the city, the neighbourhood runs
along Guanabara bay, providing visitors with an
opportunity to watch the sunset from one of Rio’s
greatest natural treasures: Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de
Acucar). It is said that the locals in Urca are “bon
vivant,” which is one of the reasons the area attracts
people of all styles and ages. Urca is the perfect
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