Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro
(3.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
This beautifully landscaped island will charm you, not for any one reason, but rather with its amalgam of gentle pace, cobblestone streets, tree-lined beaches, graceful old summer homes, and excellent views of Guanabara Bay. There are no cars on Paqueta Island Beach, and you will appreciate the peace and quiet after the chaos of Rio. To get around you can either walk, rent a bicycle, or take a horse-drawn carriage, stopping to explore small, deserted coves, stunning colonial architecture, and lush parks that you pass. Ten of the island’s trees are under official protection, with the most famous being “Maria Gorda"--Fat Maria--, an African baobab, which islanders kiss for luck. Arrange your visit to Paqueta Island Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro family vacation planner.
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  • Good ride, small place, can meet in a single day was overnight, met the entire island. Visual beautiful, too bad all the beaches are polluted, you can't take sea bath.
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  • Is one of the most beautiful places in Rio de Janeiro. Since the crossing on the ferry to reach and traverse the entire island are many beauties. The island is Beautiful, and you can meet her rented bicycle (R$10,0/30) or own. Well worth this day trip on the island of Paquetá.
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  • The island has its natural attractions. The tranquillity makes you forget that we're in Rio de Janeiro. Rent bike is one of the best options to meet the sights because you takes more time enjoying and good cheap R$ 5.00 time or covered stand 20.00 hour. To make the stroller cost real 100.00 spent by electric car with the Guide and lasts just over 1 hour.
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