Flamengo Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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With its side-on view of Sugarloaf Mountain, the landscape of Flamengo Beach has been painted and photographed countless times. Thanks to its incredibly fine, white sand, the beach is a hot spot for jogging, soccer, volleyball, and other beach sports. Unlike its world famous sibling the Copacabana, Flamengo Beach is frequented mostly by locals, and you are less likely to be hassled by hawkers and other tourist traps. Like all beaches in Rio de Janeiro, water quality is an issue, but this is steadily improving as the government implements better sewage treatment facilities. Plan your Flamengo Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro itinerary builder.
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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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  • We went here every day. This beach was so far superior to Copacabana or Ipanema. There is a huge partk with green grass going right down to the sand. You can sit under a tree in the shade and enjoy th...  more »
  • Not as crowded, good sand, can get into shade under a tree as there is park next to the beachfront... Good place to have a run as you can run in the park.  more »
  • This is a long beach with a parallel park with a lot of activities for locals like football fields and playgrounds. No waves to speak of and it has been mentioned as one of the waterways with higher b...  more »