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. Plan to visit Vermelha Beach during your Rio de Janeiro vacation using our convenient Rio de Janeiro vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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  • Visiting Sugar loaf ( Pão de Açúcar ) there is this beautiful beach very near the ticket office, so take a chance to pay a visiti to this beach. Very calm, no waves and not so crowded specially in wee...  more »
  • A small beach, not as famous as Ipanema or Copacabana, but much more romantic. Closed between mountains, a small cove wedges inside the land just below the Sugarloaf mountain. While tourists probably ...  more »
  • It is commonly known as "Red Beach" after the pinkish tinge in the sand. This beach is not natural sand like Copacabana etc and was created on reclaimed land with river sand. From the Sugarloaf cable ...  more »
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  • Tiny beach, no sea waves, really nice landscape. Really nice place if you want to take some good photos
  • Lovely little beach. Doesn't get that many visitors so it feels nice and secluded. Great for taking a step back to enjoy the view to Pão de Açúcar and Niterói.
  • The most gorgeous beach in Rio de Janeiro! The calm water, stunning landscape and tiny sand line make the perfect match. You can spend all day there just floating on the sea, looking at Sugar Loaf and enjoying the sun. There is parking area (not very easy to find a place since you have the Sugar Loaf Station beside), rental bike station and bus stop nearby.
  • A wondrous vista of Sugarloaf and the ocean. "Red Beach" they call it due to the red reflection caused by the sun hitting tiny garnet crystals on the beach. (Wikipedia) Uncrowded and away from the other astir beaches, I'm def taking a dive next time around.
  • Great for surfing. Huge waves !