Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, Rio de Janeiro

#9 of 36 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
With its sweeping arc of soft white sand, blue ocean, and palm trees, Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach is everything you’d expect from a Brazilian beach, but without the crowds. You can pick a spot, settle down, and, due to legislation restricting the height of nearby buildings, peacefully enjoy the sunshine well into the afternoon. There is, however, a good chance you might end up an extra in a Brazilian soap opera as scenes are regularly filmed on the beach. The wide boardwalk is great for a stroll and lined with kiosks, where you can buy cold beer, fresh coconut water, and tasty snacks. Add Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro tour planner.
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  • Just a laid back surfers paradise...plenty of good waves home of Brazilian surfing legend Daniel Freidman..easy going no rush  more »
  • A nice beach with big waves. We felt safe spending a whole evening at one of the little bars at the beach. Good option if you want to get away from Zona Sul for a while. Recreio is much calmer and...  more »
  • Very amazing beach!
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