Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro
(3.4/5 based on 650+ 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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  • The climate on the island is fairly bucolic and the landscapes are lovely, who likes to photograph will cheer up enough. As the island is small can be explored on foot, but there are several transport as those of projac that roam throughout the island. The food served in restaurants is great.
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  • A bucolic island where not enter car. It is a beautiful place and super quiet. However has little infrastructure to receive tourists.
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  • I was just one day, but I found the Place very nice. You can get around on the island with a tricycle driven by a guide, stop on a hot Beach and eat fried sardine in the restaurant (a Portuguese), in front of the sea.
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