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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  • Despite the simplicity of the interior, lack attention on the tourist side of the site, after leaving the ferry, we were "no information" location for food only a. ..
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  • Great place for those who enjoy landscapes and likes to ride a bike. I don't advise it, BRO!
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  • A nice and simple. Don't wait for luxury or Caribbean waters, the beaches are not suitable for bathing. Go thinking of a quiet Sunday with family and friends. Recommend a walk in the neighborhood (Yes, Paquetá is a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro), electric carriage by main sites, or by bicycle, a cold beer on the beach and after a lunch. The restaurants are simple and inexpensive. It is also to stay in one of several hotels or posadas for a weekend.
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