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Spent the day on the beach DID NOT go swimming even though the locals do, nice sandy beach seemed safe enough just me and my mate. When the sun got too hot we toured the bars starting 1 end and finishing at the other, drinking...More
We loved the beach here. Botafogo bay is a must visit if you are travelling to Rio. We loved how you can see Suger Loaf mountain from the beach and it is clean and beautiful. Going during this time of the year is best because...More
It's very nice to go to Botafogo Praia Shopping, on Praia de Botafogo to enjoy its different sorts of restaurants, bars, to go shopping and - most important of all - have an amazing view of Botafogo Beach! But it's not recommended to swim.
Could not resist swimming in Botafogo bay. It was bloody hot and I saw some locals swimming. Very refreshing, just don't submerge. The cleaner beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are just so far away and to observe Rio from the water was just too tempting....More
Even if Botafogo beach is not a place appropriate for swimming or sun bathing, the panoramic view is stunning. There is a wonderful bike/pedestrian lane going around the bay and continues further to both directions, Flamengo and Copacabana, which is very much enjoyable early in...More
This is a great place to visit and photograph, too bad the beach and whole Guanabara bay are polluted! Along the road there's a sidepath for bikes/pedestrians from which there are incredible views of the Pão de Açúcar.