Trip Planner:   South America  /  Brazil  /  State of Rio de Janeiro  /  Rio de Janeiro  /  Beaches  /  Urca Beach

Urca Beach, Rio de Janeiro

(220+ reviews on the web)
Beach Nature / Park
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.
Create a full Rio de Janeiro itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rio de Janeiro by other users

28 days in South America BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 52 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Brazil & Oslo BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Oslo, Rio de Janeiro & Porto Alegre BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in South America & Mexico BY A USER FROM INDIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM INDIA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Praia da Urca, only a few steps away from cable car station, is one of those peaceful places in Rio, to recreate and calm down a bit from the hustle and bustle of and otherwise wonderful city. Wheneve...  more »
  • It's a small beach in a nice neighborhood. I feel like many places in Rio de Janeiro has amazing views, and this beach is one of them.  more »