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. A visit to Joa Beach (Joatinga) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a great spot to experience a different beach vibe in Rio! It was pretty crowded when we were there (high tide means less sand for beachgoers) but the water was amazing. There was also a stand ...  more »
  • Beautiful, but you have to drive and have to get there early. Worth it anyway. Clean, with beautiful view, Beach type is not only passing through
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  • Best beach of the river! It doesn't get crowded because the parking lot does not-that is, get there early to find parking space and take your snacks because access of the stalls is also difficult.
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