Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Instantly recognizable from a thousand photographs of Rio de Janerio's cityscape, the beach at Botafogo Bay offers a view of the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain across Guanabara Bay, unrivalled by anywhere else on the ground. The neighborhood is home to Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, a multi-sport club and one of Brazil's biggest soccer teams. Attractions include the home of writer and politician Ruy Barbosa, the Museu do Índio--which explores the culture and history of the major indigenous peoples of Brazil--and the Villa-Lobos Museum. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro vacation generator to schedule your visit to Botafogo Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Even if Botafogo beach is not a place appropriate for swimming or sun bathing, the panoramic view is stunning. There is a wonderful bike/pedestrian lane going around the bay and continues further to b...  read more »
  • Guanabara Bay is one of the natural disasters that brings greater emphasis on geography of the River, forming several beaches, coves, Islands and even mangrove swamps. There are views as those of the Cove of Botafogo, Urca and San Francisco, the first two on the river and the last in Niteroi. Unfortunately, at its greatest extent, the Bay is not suitable for diving and in places such as São Gonçalo and Magé, pollution exudes a bad smell. A real shame, because who lived at the time says that the beaches of Ilha do Governador and Paquetá were beautiful.
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  • The Guanabara Bay, at the time of Botafogo, is very beautiful. Worth knowing the view on the 8th floor of Botafogo Praia Shopping.
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