Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janeiro
(2.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Located in the Guanabara Bay and famous for its golden sands, Botafogo Beach is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean and its winds by the Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the city’s most famous backdrops. This crescent-shaped beach is a popular spot for family photographs. Few people choose to swim here as private boats use this part of the bay for docking. There are educational sites for you to visit here, though, such as the Museu do Índio, which explores the culture and history of the major indigenous peoples of Brazil. You can also drop by the Villa-Lobos Museum, honoring the life and achievement of one of the most significant creative figures in 20th-century Brazilian music. Add Botafogo Beach to your Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker.
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  • This beach is not recommended to swim, is a walk just to enjoy the view, by the way very nice. Next there are malls and other attractions for tourists to visit.
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  • An excellent beach for walking, for a picnic, to register pretty pictures in front of the Morro da Urca and Pão de Açucar, as the Christ the Redeemer Statue, as well as the numerous little boats that are there.
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  • Very nice ride to do with friends or as a couple. Close to Mall, shops and theatres. Nominate a lot to anyone who comes to the river.
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