Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janeiro

(2.5/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Even if pollution is the best beach. There were many people what went on Sunday morning, but was also something of a bicycle tournament, along the coast road is not allowed to enter car, ride a bike. See also Christ the Redeemer from the coast, yacht, is a very nice atmosphere. The polluted sea and smell, which cannot be so in a place for a long time to relax any mind. Unfortunately.
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  • Bathed by the Guanabara Bay, the beach of Botafogo has wonderful views of the sugar loaf. It's a great place for hiking, running and cycling, as well as exercises, since owning such equipment. However, it is unsuitable for bathing, since its waters are very polluted.
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  • On this beach for some reason no one tans, perhaps due to the fact that bathing is not recommended here-there are yachts and boats. But at night, when the heat subsides, you can see people practicing sports, yoga, playing volleyball. In the evening, are quiet and you can watch as the sun sets over the Corcovado, where the Christ Statue, and follow the latest sunshine that illuminate the white yachts and Sugarloaf Mountain. The inconvenience of this beach is that it is difficult to come to it on foot-flooded subways and the nearest land transitions very far. We came here by the Flamengo Beach, just strolling in the evening, hardly found a way out.
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