Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro

(3.4/5 based on 700+ 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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  • Tina already visited in 1990. The place was gorgeous. everything was beautiful. the tours. The island was always fills up with tourists. Today, completely different. the way it is ' abandoned "not return more
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  • Paqueta will always be in remembrance of those who have read "the Moreninha" or hear the compositions of Anacleto dare for the band the Firehouse. Also the bucolic life lovers, with less excitement, less competition and more curiosity on the look you're looking for a little more inner peace and beauty in ancient trees and houses that make up a scenario reminiscent of a time that has passed. A place absolutely magical!
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  • UMA ilha espectaculares, só uma time do Rio, sem cars, motorcycles; a place to pass or day and view or sunset na costa da ilha. Five reais to barca! Cheap muito e boa Opção for day qualquer um. A beautiful island, just an hour from Rio, no cars or motorcycles is a suitable place to spend the day and watch the sunset on the coast. Five real the passage and become an experience any day.
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