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Urca Beach, Rio de Janeiro

(2.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
A beach with breathtaking views, Urca Beach is perfect if you want to blend in with the locals. This small beach faces Guanabara Bay and provides you with views of Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. The placidity of the water is perfect for taking a dip and hiking is possible along the path behind the kids’ park. The infrastructure is good with bathrooms, cafes, and restaurants. Enjoy some refreshing coconut water and in the evening you might even hear a Peruvian flute being played. Put Urca Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner.
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  • The view itself is nice but it's a little dirty and it's no big deal, but to take a sunbath for example looks great.
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  • Wonderful view and sunset!! Great place to walk from the begining of Urca until the end of "Forte São João". It is the safest place in Rio de Janeiro. But the beach is not very clean and during weeken...  more »
  • It's great for camping on the beach, quiet neighborhood!! The sunset is beautiful! It is well located, has great restaurants near the beach.
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