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Lovely view of the Sugarloaf but I'm not sure if you can swim at this beach. There was no one on it and didn't look like your typical beach resort. It is quite scenic though and in a nice quiet location with bars, restaurants and...More
This beach has a fantastic view to the Sugar Loaf hill and is crossed by high-speed avenues. Close to the Gloria marine, the water is inappropriate for bathing. Between the buildings, you can see the Corcovado with Christ. There is a trail for walking, jogging...More
It´s worth more for the views than the beach itself. Guanabara bay is poluteted and even more at this beach wich is in a cove, so don´t enter the water, but the views around and the scenary is very beautiful and plesant to walk nearby...More
This beach is definitely not for swimming. Crowded with Rio elite's yachts, it is a heavily polluted beach with dead fish and vultures hovering everywhere. Pigeon droppings and other debris too. I made the mistake of walking along it barefoot, and swiftly regretted it. Never...More
The great thing about Botafogo beach is that it is generally less crowded than the more famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Whereas all the tourists flock to these two, the locals tend to hang out more at Botofogo. There's also a great view of Sugarloaf...More
We visited Praia de Botafogo, despite being warned against it by some of the locals.
When we got there, it was pretty deserted; Tourist attraction, it definitely isn't (the water is too polluted to actually go in). Which is a pity as the beach itself...More
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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from
Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.