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Totally deserted paradise

What’s not to love?! The scenery is incredible, the beach was deserted, the sea warm. We went... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wonderful beach

Wonderful beach. Actually the Rio Barra river & lagoon is south of Rio da Barra Villa Hotel. You... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What’s not to love?! The scenery is incredible, the beach was deserted, the sea warm. We went kayaking up the river and enjoyed fabulous food at the restaurant. The caipirinhas to be fair were he worst of the holiday, but the scenery and huge portions...More

Thank Lycheebellini
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful beach. Actually the Rio Barra river & lagoon is south of Rio da Barra Villa Hotel. You can access at this hotel at BRL 30 for entrance and parking. Or few other access points to the south or north. As most beaches around Trancoso...More

Thank DutchCarioca
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Be ready to spend the day, the restaurant is good but don't be in a hurry. You can enjoy sun beds, tables and all needed facilities. The beach is long and good for walks, quite empty, with a fuchsia cliff dominating.

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Yes, praia do espelho looks prettier but Rio da Barra is a small paradise. Not so crowded, a lot of sand to walk, a great bar in the Rio da Barra Pousada, and nice wave. If you drive, enter in the complex of Rio da...More

Thank FlyingTuga
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful, isolated and quiet beaches of Trancoso. Worth the visit, even if you must submit yourself to the very expensive parking and consumption fees at the local restaurants.

Thank Adolfofurtado
Reviewed 21 August 2017

To get to this beach from Arrial you need to have walked about two hours. Then you come to this moving very refreshing river ( you see it in the photo) and you cross and then come across this piece of heaven. An isolated beach...More

1  Thank jjy88sm
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The beach is very nice, but the problem is that is not possible to income with the car, because you must to pay for the income!! It is necessary to walk from the Nativos beach, two or three kilometers.

Thank AlejandroLB
Reviewed 2 September 2016

sun, white sand. look out for the small rivers with sweet brown water once your done with saltwater for the day, you can wash of the salt. as with all places in the north watch out for the current. this beach is flat, but there...More

1  Thank DerGauda
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great beach with comfortable chairs, lounge and tables. Staff is very nice and the restaurant offers great food. A place to spend all day!

Thank Luciana S
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Simply one of the best beaches Iv'e seen during our one month travel around Brazil. Very very beautiful, quiet and all equipped beach area. The only problem is that you'll have to make a looong walk (almost an hour) to get there if you stay...More

Thank Anastasia M
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