Paqueta Island Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • Still cute. The chariots were replaced by "golf cart" and electric bicycles. The trip is made on new ferry takes about 45 minutes. Worth the ride, even if it's just for the day.
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  • The island is very interesting, the bucolic, a place to spend time with calm. Be sure to go for a cup of coffee at the Arts House, the transfer to the ferries is also part of the tour of the Guanabara Bay.
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  • Ilha Paqueta or Paqueta Island is like going back in time or going to a whole other world right outside of Rio.One of the best day trip I've taken in Brazil and next time I think I'll try and spend th...  read more »
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