Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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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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  • Close to beaches, but without the spirit tourist who have these areas to stay. In Botafogo is looks more the spirit of the city and the people local. Neighbourhood quiet and safe.
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  • Botafogo Beach known as Botafogo Cove is one of the most beautiful river and the scenery is magnificent with the Sugar Loaf in the background. Ideal for hiking and cycling. The water is unfit for bathing.
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  • Botafogo beach is quiet, unfit for bathing, but great to make physical activity and cycling on the bike path since there are few pedestrians. In Botafogo Praia Shopping there is a terrace with a beautiful view to the Cove of Botafogo. You can take beautiful photos of the Cove and the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the background. Ride free and obligatory stop the who will visit the Botafogo Neighborhood.
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