Praia Vermelha, Penha

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The sand at Praia Vermelha contains ruby crystals, that reflect sunlight and give off a reddish hue when the sun goes down, hence the lovely name of the beach, the Red Beach. The beach is located in the neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and between two hills, Urca and Babylon hills. The sea is calm but deep. At the beach, there are many historical monuments, two fortresses and a Chopin statue. Make Praia Vermelha a centerpiece of your Penha vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Penha day trip planning website .
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  • Worth the ride. Access was very difficult due to the rain but the beach is beautiful. It's worth the adventure
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  • the Red beach is a great place to enjoy and relax, good waters for bathing, with a good temperature.
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  • The beach is clean and beautiful, a pity that the sea is very agitated, getting bad to take a swim. There are few parking spaces at the beach access. And only an option.
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  • Beautiful beach town of Penha, which hides a trilhazinha easy and worth doing. Arriving at the beach, follow the right and pass by the first path of stones. You'll see a lifeguard, the beginning of the trail is next. Straight down until you see the source, it is easy to identify (until the source takes about 20 min walk light). Coming here, it's just coming up! Like any trail, get water, fruit and insect repellent. Recommend.
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  • The Red beach is well removed from the town and access a little more difficult, since cars can park only on one side of the road. The beach is very good, and beautiful, worth knowing. The site is known for the free flight track, an extra for the beautiful landscape.
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  • Very nice beach, heading right you can reach in a trail of waterfalls that flows into the sea. Follow to the right until you reach a coast full of stones and go up following a hose, be careful on the way. There is some rubbish on the beach, preserve and collect your garbage.
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  • Good access, although the road is not paved. If you take children, care, because the waters are ideal for surfing, not the shower. Good restaurant and snacks and food options.
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Where to stay in Penha

Although it draws many visitors with its large theme park, Penha features few mid-range hotels, with the majority of its accommodations falling into the guesthouse category. Some of these establishments offer basic rooms with few or no amenities, while others provide lots of privacy and access to secure parking, enclosed garden areas, or large balconies. Keep in mind that room prices rise steeply the closer you get to the theme park, the area's biggest attraction.
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