Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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With its sweeping arc of soft white sand, blue ocean, and palm trees, Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach is everything you’d expect from a Brazilian beach, but without the crowds. You can pick a spot, settle down, and, due to legislation restricting the height of nearby buildings, peacefully enjoy the sunshine well into the afternoon. There is, however, a good chance you might end up an extra in a Brazilian soap opera as scenes are regularly filmed on the beach. The wide boardwalk is great for a stroll and lined with kiosks, where you can buy cold beer, fresh coconut water, and tasty snacks. Add Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro tour planner .
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  • Beautiful beach south of bar, crystal clear water and incredible scenery with hills and beach a place to visit near river the biggest of beach which is the pedestrian cooking some delicious fried sardines, which become an incredible lunch with a couple of beers
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  • White sand, clean, total security and many beach services... me encantoooo. Crowded place, to enjoy the Sun, beautiful waters, and incomparable arenas...
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  • The beach is quite nice and calm (before the stone that has in the middle), but the waves are averages. The sea is not advisable for children and frequented by a few adults.
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