Vermelha Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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#12 of 32 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
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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  • August 7, 2017
    The beach is beautiful since it relies on the views of the sugar loaf. Did the pictures of my pre wedding trial and there were wonderful.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The beach is small, but she's great at beauty. The view is perfect, water is dark but is clean. Great for swimmers who seek still waters and not too cold. A safe place and not as frequented compared to the other, LOVE
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  • August 4, 2017
    Small strip of sand between the mountains at the entrance to the Bay. The beach is framed by sugar loaf, in addition to various military buildings in the region. Generally very polluted.
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  • July 21, 2017
    A beautful beach as it is, however bellow the major ones as Ipanema and Copacabana. In a long stay can be an option to check it.
  • July 4, 2017
    Nice, secluded beach to enjoy before or after the hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. Even features an earthcache if geocaching is your thing.
  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful little beach right at the foot of Sugar Loaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar).
  • May 25, 2017
    Tiny beach, no sea waves, really nice landscape. Really nice place if you want to take some good photos
  • February 25, 2017
    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.

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