Barra de Guaratiba Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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Offering calm waters and a bit of remoteness rarely found so close to a big city, Barra de Guaratiba Beach is situated within an ecological reserve area. This beach, with its blue waters and white sands, is wedged between mangroves and the rainforest, so you can have lots of privacy far from other overcrowded beaches in this part of the country. The surrounding area is known for its many rustic restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy just-caught lobsters and fish, baked right before you and served hot. Don’t miss the region’s famous fish stew, which you can eat right on the sand, in the natural shade of tall native trees. Other nearby beaches can also be reached easily through a series of short trails. Put Barra de Guaratiba Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rio de Janeiro trip planner .
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  • We ate a lot of Sardines with fries, served well and only $ $35.00, ice-cold Heineken Beer and with a stunning landscape. Well worth checking out!
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  • The beach itself is not large, the sidewalk has some kiosks. For those who take the bus only has 864 line and who will drive is conplicado Park in fias and sunny weekend. I found the beach a bit tumultuous.
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  • Hot beaches, calm sea and closed. If streams. Weekend impossible. I went to the beaches in the years 70 and 80 and was a true paradise. Nowadays you can't say the same.
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