Pepe Beach, Rio de Janeiro

4.5
Animated and vibrant, with white sand and clear water, Pepe Beach has all the ingredients of the archetypal Brazilian beach. Located just enough away from the center of Rio to be considered off-the-beaten-track, the beach is lent renown by the fact that it was the old haunt of Brazilian soccer legend Pele. Put Pepe Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rio de Janeiro trip app .
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  • Good beach, very safe, clean, beautiful, has bike path. Is located in a region that has many bars and restaurants in addition to the trade in General. And besides, you can see the Tijucas Islands and the Pedra da Gávea.
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  • I love the Pepê Beach! I think it's safer than the Copacabana or Ipanema to get a day of beach and Sun! Rental values of Chair and parasol in high season (day 1 January 2018) $10 $7 Sun guard for Chair only thing missing are stalls selling corn, curd cheese, groceries.
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  • Fired the best beach we visited in Rio de Janeiro. Yes, visit the traditional Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Yes, we left the script "touristic leisures" and visit Grumari. No, nothing compares to Praia do Pepê! Clean sand, blue-green sea beautiful, very well attended (including "famosinhos", not that it means something to me, but who cares must be amazing). Without overcrowding even at the height of summer and with some good kiosks to choose from (in addition to the renowned Pepe kiosk).
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  • The Beach is quite beautiful. Not as overcrowded as Copacabana the kiosks offer plenty if you don't have a beach umbrella you can rent one there. Take sunscreen...sun in Brazil is hot!!!!
  • Easy access by foot, car or metro. Clean and gorgeous sand and sea!!!
  • One of the best beaches in Rio
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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.
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