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Some 40-minutes bus or cab ride away from Ipanema and Copacabana, this scenic beach is a popular hangout for surfers and body boarders. Although packed at weekends and on public holidays, it is... Read More
Some 40-minutes bus or cab ride away from Ipanema and Copacabana, this scenic beach is a popular hangout for surfers and body boarders. Although packed at weekends and on public holidays, it is usually blissfully quiet during the week. The ambiance is a world away from the touristic rush and crush of Rio´s more famous beaches, and the jungle-fringed setting is nothing short of spectacular. Nearby, informal bar-restaurants offer a chance to refuel, and the atmosphere here is a whole lot more laid back and less hectic than that of central Rio. Although not far from the rush and crush of the city, it feels like a whole world away.
Praia do Recreio
Rio de Janeiro,
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Blissfully quiet during the week, Recreio beach feels like a real lovers' retreat.
- Best for Beaches Because: Although busy at weekends, Praia do Recreio is wonderfully quiet during the working week.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: One of Rio's farther-flung beaches, Recreio is blissfully quiet during the work week and is a great place for surfers to hone their skills.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Praia do Recreio offers laidback sunbathing and surfing with a gorgeous backdrop. You´ll feel a world away from the big city.