Joa Beach (Joatinga), Rio de Janeiro

(4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Joatinga Beach has a small strip of sand and usually packed. Is not accessible in days of high tide, when the sea covers nearly the entire strip of sand. If you don't want to be looking for parking space or be vying for a place in the sand it's best to arrive early. Arriving on the beach it takes down a trail. Be careful when going down, because the rocks are slippery.
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  • Clean beach, great to visit, without excess of stalls or stalls, perfect landscape. On weekends is a little full.
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  • Beach with restricted access only for a condominium and limited to 60 cars, worth the look, quiet place, no kiosks or stalls, super quiet, and great place to surf.
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