Mirante da Prainha, Rio de Janeiro

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Sandwiched between the mountains, Mirante da Prainha offers a tranquil, clean, and isolated escape from Rio's bustle. Considered the best surf beach in Rio, the crescent-shaped stretch is flanked by rocks and lofty cliffs; as a result, waves up to 3 m (9.8 ft) high come in fast with multiple breaks, suitable for experienced surfers. Look for the regular Surf Bus in Rio if you don't have a car to get here. You may see some cameras on site at this favorite shooting location for television. Plan to visit Mirante da Prainha during your Rio de Janeiro vacation using our convenient Rio de Janeiro trip planning website .
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  • Great beach. More to surfers but even not surfing I like going there. Beautiful place, good atmosphere. The water is usually cold but there is a place across the street with showers. Parking is a prob...  more »
  • The beauty of the place is worth. On one side the sea and the other mountain and green. The beach is small but very pretty. Has wild sea and is frequented by many surfers. You might want to arrive early because when the parking lot fills up, more is not allowed the entry of cars.
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  • Charming place worth going to is as if you were on a beach particular.uma beautiful beach, with beautiful landscapes, worth checking out this lovely beach arriving in the area be sure to visit her
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  • The sea, the waves, the sun. A beer and a grilled fish. What can you ask for more...
  • This probably the best restaurant I had a chance to try in Brazil both for its food and its stunning view. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rio!
  • Wonderful view of the rocks and sea. You can feel the waves like a surfer. Excellent fish and beers.
  • The best food I had in Rio!
  • Very good!! A family atmosphere, great service and great dishes in the specialty in seafood.
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