Barra Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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With over 15 km (9 miles) of white sand met by clear, blue-green ocean, Barra Beach is the largest beach in Rio de Janeiro, and the farther along it you go, the more deserted it becomes. The agitated waters attract surfers, windsurfers, body boarders, kite surfers, and fishing enthusiasts, and there is a high energy about the busier stretch, where you will see young people playing beach volleyball and soccer. In need of refreshment, you should visit Pepe, named in honor of the late champion hang-glider and regular of Barra Beach, where you will find great sandwiches and fresh natural juices. The quieter sweep of beach provides you with a tranquil paradise, and while it may not have many facilities, nor does it have any crowds. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Barra Beach and many more Rio de Janeiro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner.
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  • October 5, 2017
    I visited now at Rock in Rio, the beach is the best of the River, day of the week is little visited, quiet and clean, the water is cold but not get in the way, would be too long if I could
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  • October 4, 2017
    Quiet and safe-obviously you can't give silly, but the sense of security that is found in the makes the ride be lighter.
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  • October 3, 2017
    this beach was so beautiful and clean...also not many people, highly recommend. Plus, you can watch the paragliders come in all day.  more »

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