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. To visit Flamengo Beach and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner .
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  • This beach is nice, close to the city centre, with easy access. There is a beautiful view to the sugar loaf, in addition to the mountains surrounding the Bay of guanabara.
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  • Not only the beach as the aterro do flamengo were the coolest sites I've met in rio de janeiro, a lot of people practicing sport, a great view, not to mention for those who like aviation has a fantastic view to the planes landing at santos dumont, is worth knowing.
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  • This beach is a great alternative for families with young children as there are very few waves and the water is generally quite calm (which isn't the case with Copacabana and Ipanema). However, the sa...  more »

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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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