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Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs. It is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and may be reached by car or by the orange "surf bus" that passes through Copacabana and Ipanema.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Zona Oeste (West Zone)
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

It is an hour drive away from the Copacabana but totally worth it if you are after sone piece and quite, turquoise waters. We took an Uber and was 77 real from the Copacabana. Beach was nice, chilled, less crowded. During the weekend can get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mtamics
Reviewed 20 November 2018

To enjoy this beach well arrive early, as the number of visitors is limited. Take sunscreen and some drinks and food and enjoy a clean beach with pristine nature around you.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mauricio L
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The beach is small and usually the sun gets blocked by the mountain after 03 PM in winter time, but it is amazing the view of the mountains so close to the water. it is the surfers beach. it has a nice restaurant with an...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank flaviaveras
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Go there if you want to have a more relaxed atmosphere than the city beaches. Greta for surfing and the water is cleaner as well. Nice fish places close by to go for a bite at sunset.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pfitzner10
Reviewed 24 July 2018

According to the locals, this is the most beautiful beach in Rio De Janeiro and I see why. It is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach surrounded by high cliffs and mountains that are kissed by the clouds. The water is (supposedly) the cleanest here. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank encouragement8
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Just a good walk or city buses from Ipanema and you are at the cliffs of Prainha, above the cliffs is one most secluded and serene places to watch sunset at the bar. Rocky beach, pittoresque yet I felt I embarrassed the poor locals washing...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mikael K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Secluded beach, access only by car. By far, the best beach in Rio. The landscape is breathtaking. Cliffs, sand and a little beach with perfect waves.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you would like to avoid the crowd this is the place to go. It is around 1hour drive from Ipanema, but is worthed. Arrive early to enjoy the day. It is know for good waves as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LePB78
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this beach on my West Zone Tour with Rio Secret Spots guide Renato Carvalho. Beautiful! Not crowded. Great kiosk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Provided you don't mind taking a 45-50 minute ride from central Rio through Barra de Tijuca, Grumari is well worth the effort. It's a thoroughly charming beach that even in the height of summer isn't too crowded. The huge rocks that sit near the shoreline...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Vladimir S
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Response from HikeinRio | Reviewed this property |
whats up, I lived in recreio and it's very nice to go through the road, or nowadays uber can take you, but I like to walk with myself, enjoying the way, is much like safe and never heard about bad incidents, really rare... More
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Sure you can. Go there and enjoy.
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Response from PedroM0 | Reviewed this property |
The place is a bit secluded, suggest you look for hotels in Barra region as most of those will be able to arrange transportation to and from Prainha.