Joa Beach (Joatinga), Rio de Janeiro

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Nestled between the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Joa Beach (Joatinga) is one of the more exclusive beaches in Rio. Once you reach this remote spot in wilderness, you will be awe-struck by 220 m (721 ft) long strip of white sand protected by a cliff. This beach is recommended for experienced swimmers due to its wild waves. You can also view the isolated Joa Beach (Joatinga) from the top of the cliff. Bring your own drinks since the infrastructure at the beach leaves a bit to be desired. Plan my Rio de Janeiro trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This is one of my favorite beaches. Small, quiet. To get there you have to go down a good portion on the rocks. For to be lower, the sun sets faster.
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  • I visited the Joatinga beach with friends, and when I got to the beach access I thought you were going the wrong access. Access is literally by the stones, part of the path is very narrow and without any protection or security. If anyone has difficulty of locomotion, Akiko, forget the visit! Worth it just go to the condo and get some pictures up there. As well as the effort to get down to the beach, the strip of sand is minima. Has no seller, no qquer service type. Went once, never more.
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  • Escondidinha, little known to the locals, this beach is protected due to difficult access, is within a gated community, but is a tour not to be missed. Oh, you can not be strip of sand due to the seas and force of the waves.
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