Vermelha Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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Nestled in a small cove between two mountains, Vermelha Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro's smallest beaches, but it is also one of its most distinctive. Unlike the fine white sand of Rio's other beaches, Vermelha Beach's sand is a beautiful reddish yellow--hence the name, "Red Beach." Directly behind the beach is a pleasant park where you can enjoy the shade or take the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. A 2 km (1.2 mi) adventure trail also begins at the beach, taking you through a short stretch of tropical rainforest populated by monkeys and lush plant life. To visit Vermelha Beach and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro road trip planning app .
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  • The beach is at the foot of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, much smaller such as the Copacabana but too idyllic. There are not so many tourists and the view with the Sugar Loaf in the background and the mountains and forests super nice.
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  • The look is wonderful, with the cable cars from the sugar loaf and the Morro da Urca, but it's not a good choice for a bath, because the water most of the year is not suitable. Valley to enjoy the sand and relax!
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  • It is a beach of calm waves, coarse sand and near the Morro da Urca and Pão de Açúcar. Beautiful view! A little dirty about the other beaches, but very cool and well frequented, is a quiet and safe environment by being inside a military area, many military personnel passing through on site!
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  • Really cool place to come and relax. Not quite as busy or exciting as Copacabana beach, but if quiet and calm is what you want, you'll find it here. During the day it feels pretty safe but not quite sure what it's like at night.
  • The old nice and beautiful beach we always love to came back and enjoy
  • Very narrow beach but great to see.
  • Gorgeous lagoon like beach with big crashing waves, people sunbathing, a few fishing and the tall cliffs including Sugar Loaf, above. Make sure to enjoy one of the fresh, chilled coconuts. The guys poke a hole, insert straw and get hydrated naturally.
  • Not a place to swim or scuba, right at the entrance of Guanabara Bay. Just enjoy the view (and check pista Claudio Coutinho, for an even better view).
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