Praia Vermelha

Type: Beaches, City, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Golf Courses, Great Views, Local Picks, Military, Outdoor Activities, Public Golf Courses, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here, Water



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Surprisingly overlooked by many visitors to Rio, Praia Vermelha is a small curve of coarse sand that sits right at the foot of Sugar Loaf mountain. The mountain-and-ocean backdrop is stunning, and the...  Read More


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  • Beaches, Things to Do with Kids, Sightseeing: "This sheltered cove is a popular spot with local families, and the presence of a miliary base right next to the beach means that incidences of petty theft are rare (be sure to keep an eye on your belongings at all times, however - this is still Rio!)."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Praia Vermelha is a scenic, sheltered beach that is less crowded than Copacabana and Ipanema.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: This is one of the safest spots in Rio for sunbathing, and the mountain backdrop is unbeatable.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Praia Vermelha is an incredibly scenic spot for sunbathing.

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