Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro

3.4
#7 of 12 in Nature in Rio de Janeiro
Island Beach
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.
Create an itinerary including Paqueta Island Beach
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
724 reviews
  • Bucolic place reminds me the images I see for pictures of old Rio (years 50 and 60). Great for walking (or biking). Only caveats in relation to the care of the Government and the public with the attractions and parks.
    View original
  • Access and for a barca, which already provides beautiful views. The island is small, being possible to walk through the entire surroundings in 1 hour. For this, it is possible to rent bicycles, tricycles and quadricycles. Or, choose to walk with the Guide. Has a beautiful park. Schedule to spend an afternoon. Is a beautiful place. There is a lack of good options to eat.
    View original
  • Great, Maxine Stone the best view. Booking great place to take the family, walking two.
    View original

Plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Rio de Janeiro by other users

14 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in South America & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in State of Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM URUGUAY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, United States & Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM TUNISIA September, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM PARAGUAY January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM PARAGUAY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans