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Prainha Beach

| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prainha is far from the touristic track but it is definetely worth a visit. Wake up early cause in summer sometimes the Road that gives access to the beach is closed due to the large amount of people who go there. Scenic views on the...More

Thank ChrisGameiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely need a car and wouldn’t rely on cell phones to request an Uber to return. Awesome views and clean water.

Thank JakeZack69
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This beach seems so much nicer than the crowded, dirty Copacobana, but like most of the Brazil I’ve seen, sadly not cared for. Despite it’s unquestionable beauty, the area is scruffy and not maintained. Litter is however much-much better than many areas. Beachside bars serve...More

Thank fatbgb
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great beach. More to surfers but even not surfing I like going there. Beautiful place, good atmosphere. The water is usually cold but there is a place across the street with showers. Parking is a problem so you must get up early and go.

Thank renatabraga25
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Rent a car and spend the day at this somewhat secluded beach. Surfer's paradise and romantic setting.

Thank Haroldo S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing location, worth the drive to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ipanema and copacabana. Fresh fish and cheap capiriniha.

Thank ja j
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very nice beach to visit if you are in Rio. It's not near but if you are staying in Barra you cannot miss it. If you go in winter or close (I went in May) keep in mind that the morro behind the beach will...More

Thank Clara G
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Prainha beach is a long drive from Copacabana, but worth it. It was almost empty when er were there, besides some surfers. This is the place to be to catch great waves in Rio!

Thank angeladoriann
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is a combination hike and beach. First you want to hike to the hill/morro with great views of the beach(es) and the Barra skyline. After hang out at the beach, watch the surfers - best beach in Rio for it. Watch the sun! It...More

1  Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful walk in the sun along this white sandy beach and taking a clean breath in front of the atlantic ocean and admiring these wonderfull black rocks in the ocean. Dont go there just to swim but also to feel the majesty of the...More

1  Thank HichamGM
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Indian dance A
26 October 2017|
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Response from Rubpy | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can. Go there and enjoy.
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James B
25 March 2015|
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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.