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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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank HichamGM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Rio de Janeiro, visit this spot that is different to the famous beach like Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. Not so far from Barra, enjoy a wild and more natural beach.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place for surfing and enjoy nature. You have to pick a car or just ride a bike to reach this place. Anyway it is worth it.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Usually a lot of surfers but except from them it´s very calm and relaxed atmosphere and you can hardly believe it´s so close to the city.

Thank CowUppsala
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Riding along the cost of Rio to get to Prainha is lovely. There are other beaches before and after Prainha, so you can stop at varios points to admire the exuberant views.

Thank Adriana H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I have been traveling to Rio for 30 years, but never went before to this beach which my driver told me it is a must. You get there after you cross the long stretch of Barra de Tijuca beautiful beach. Those who only have a...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A bit far from downtown or other famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana. This beach is ideal for surfing and for people who love nature. There are a few local bars which provide some food and drinks. Beware of strong currents, it's a high...More

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The beach is nice, hot and sandy. The hill separate it from Ipanema beach. The beach is smaller than Ipanema and Copacabana, not so crowdy, more silent. Liked everything, no dislikes. People there is very nice.

Thank Raimonds R
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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.