Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Rio de Janeiro

(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • one of the best beaches of rio, attend since I was a kid with my parents. avoid just Mardi Gras for those who don't like crowds. the rest of the year is a nice place and one of the cleanest in town.
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  • Think that is a place not as touted, and leather cute to pass some days quiet. Close to Barra da Tijuca but another--perhaps more "small" style. The beach is beautiful and of a side (Recreio) the sea is restless as for surfing and of the other (Pontal) is more calm.
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  • Whenever we visit River we spent a day at the "Praia do Pontal" or "Praia da Macumba", in "Recreio dos Bandeirantes". This year we decided to and spent 15 days in the place. Or walk on the city. The beaches are beautiful, clean, with good sea and much to take advantage of the sand, walks, a beautiful "by do Sun" an area ideal for families and couples that want to rest, to pure beach. Recommended. The "morro do pontal", in the sea, is an icon of the place. The fish fresh that each day the fishermen you sell in the place. Right in the "12 Posto". If not it know and pass by river, tomato a bus and spends a day on these beaches, safe, as us, you fall in love with and return.
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