Mirante da Prainha, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
#4 of 32 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
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. Arrange your visit to Mirante da Prainha and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Worth knowing! Beautiful, very green surrounding, delicious sea to surf and bath. Well frequented. Bad parking had to arrive early. There's no option of renting chairs and beach umbrella, just need to take if you need.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beach between linda's mountain a lush sea. Access a bit difficult but it is worth knowing the beaches of the West side.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Local surfers respected me even being inexperienced, I felt at home and comfortable. I had my first experience with the surf in this paradise and it was amazing. Indico visit the mirante do caeté, with input by the parque da Prainha, right on the beach front.
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  • July 24, 2017
    The sea, the waves, the sun. A beer and a grilled fish. What can you ask for more...
  • November 17, 2016
    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!
  • September 6, 2016
    Wonderful view of the rocks and sea. You can feel the waves like a surfer. Excellent fish and beers.
  • August 26, 2016
    The best food I had in Rio!
  • July 30, 2017
    Very good!! A family atmosphere, great service and great dishes in the specialty in seafood.
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