Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
#9 of 32 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
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. Put Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach and other Rio de Janeiro attractions into our Rio de Janeiro vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Indico watch the sunset from the stone of Voodoo, was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
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  • August 10, 2017
    beautiful beach of white sands and clean, quiet without secure hostel. I don't have the impression of being in Rio de Janeiro. Like all beaches in Rio must be careful with kids in the sea since sinking fast. Linda
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  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful beach and clean, with a good strip of sand, where the sea is not yet polluted. Some kiosks serve delicious seafood dishes.
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