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“The beach itself is still beautiful.”

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach
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Surf Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #40 of 711 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“The beach itself is still beautiful.”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

It is the surrounding area that has fallen on hard times. Thirty years ago the area was pristine and undeveloped, with a vibrant seasonal campground and little else to spoil the environment. Now there are run down apartment buildings, abandoned beach kiosks, broken pavements, and Pontal Tim Maia - the landmark morro of Recreio - marked with ugly graffiti tags. Too bad.

Visited November 2012
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“Good waves, not so crowded..”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

great place for a long long walk, surf, jog, lots of kiosks for beer along the way, ot much else to see but the beach, which is worth it.

Visited July 2012
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“Great beach !”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Recreio is a great place to drive litle out of the City, and there you can visit the Museu of Art Naif. Also great restaurantes close by.

Visited August 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“Quiet and Beautiful”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

This is the right beach if you like quiet beaches. The crowd is eclectic but most are off-the-beaten-track style. It is mostly safe even though caution is never too much. A good tip is to go to the beach right in fromt of BARRA BALI condo, a bunch of big white buildings, ways from the beach but close enough to make this part of the beach safer and with eating/drinking options. Also, this part of the brach is known as being gay friendly even though I have not seen any difference from other beaches. It was also supposed to be a nudism place but I think that it is not anymore, or at least, not on the day I was there.

Visited May 2012
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“Recreio and Barra are actually one long beach”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Recreio is further south and its waters are cleaner. Can be a bit windy. But worth the drive.

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