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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Real Rio de Janeiro

I am sorry so many people come to RIO for a holiday or to work, and they never discover this beautiful neighbourhood. Around posto 2 you have more facilities within walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sorry so many people come to RIO for a holiday or to work, and they never discover this beautiful neighbourhood. Around posto 2 you have more facilities within walking distance than any other square mile in Brazil and yet still people get sucked into the old slum areas of Leblon,Ipanema,Copacabana and Lagoa.

Thank NewWorldTraveller16
Las Vegas, Nevada
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Barra Beach is in Barra de Tijuca, a new and very modern area just south of Rio (it actually is a part of the Rio metropolis). Unlike the famous Copacabana beach and even Ipanema and Leblon, Barra is not only wider and much longer, it is much less crowded and safer. Since it's about 30 min from Copacabana, and there... More 

Thank Greg212
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Barra is a huge neighborhood, full of huge condos, with great infrastructure, so the beach itself is not a big thing for people who live around here, its less crowded than Ipanema for instance. The water is usually more beautiful and if you drive to Recreio, there is another beach called Reserva, where you're gonna have much more privacy. I... More 

Thank brjader
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Copacabana and Ipanema are nice beaches. Barra is even better, but a bit more far out. However, best are private beaches even more to the West, Grumari, Prainha and depending on which island you go at Costa Verde

Thank A-re-tsamaye
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you already spent the day at Ipanema/Cobapabana beach and you are looking for a less noisy or tourists-crowded beach, try starting at Barra Beach. Keep in mind that Praia do Pepê could be the more noisy at this area but still you could pay it a visit and check. "Prainha" is another option still more away from Zona Sul.

1 Thank ariel7616
Estero, United States
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124 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've been going to the beach at Barra de Tijuca for years before there were any skyscrapers on Barra de Tijuca. In the old days the sand was crystal clean and white and went for mies as far as the eye could see.Often there was not a soul to be seen. However, the water was always dangerous, rip tides and... More 

1 Thank John S
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Choose the Pepe location and enjoy one of the best beaches in Rio. Beautifull people, safer, and is also good for who likes kite surfing.

Thank Fernando T
Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Is the beach you should visit, not so famous like copacabana, but better, less people try to sell something for you. the ocean is great vieaew amazing, especially in the sunrise and the melt down.

Thank cbersch
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you are looking for a place where you can have a more quite beach, far from the busy south zone it can be a good option. Barra has a beautiful and very expense beach. There are good spots around Posto 5 or 6 where it's not so crowded. But Postos 2-3 can be a could option if you want... More 

Thank Laís L
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Solitary but the best.... don't forget to get a boat to cross the little river...after that all yours...

Thank Hanson C

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