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. Plan my Rio de Janeiro trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • When it comes to this beach wavy stays within, superb location direction.. a God damn servant swim ... Botafogo finished dead fish remains good in our estuary shore
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  • The view is amazing, but the beach you can't even take a shower because of the pollution. Too bad a place so beautiful be so mistreated.
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  • Lovely view of the Sugarloaf but I'm not sure if you can swim at this beach. There was no one on it and didn't look like your typical beach resort. It is quite scenic though and in a nice quiet locati...  more »
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