What’s a tourist’s big motivation when landing in the Wonderful City? What if they could discover and explore the best beaches of Rio de Janeiro during the trip?
These are some of the questions raised by the millions of tourists who visit the city during the year, from the traditional Copacabana beachfront to the paradisiacal beaches of the West Zone.
Despite the iconic “Do Leme ao Pontal” , heard in Tim Maia’s song, few tourists end up exploring the region of Pontal and the paradisiacal beaches of the West Zone.
So we decided to select for you the main beaches that you can’t miss when you come to Rio de Janeiro:
We started this list with the iconic Joatinga Beach, a beach that for a long time was a refuge for the residents of the condominium where the beach is located.
It didn’t take long to become the “Instagram’s darling” through the # and impressive sunset clicks falling in the middle of an exuberant scenery.
Although not as accessible as the other beaches in town, it’s worth a day to explore Joatinga’s charms.
It is recommended to go by car or private transport and arrive early to avoid finding the beach crowded with “altinha” practitioners, a well-known game by the sea that aims not to drop the ball.
Known for its famous sidewalk, made of black and white Portuguese stones, Copacabana beach is one of the most emblematic in Brazil and attracts most tourists to its shore.
Always quite busy, the Carioca beach reflects a little of what Rio de Janeiro is like, a high place with a unique natural beauty.
Although it is the most traditional beach, it is often not the preferred one to relax, considering that it is a very crowd beach on sunny days.
Well known for water sports, the beach is the cradle of windsurfing and kitesurfing because of the high incidence of winds in the region.
Constantly frequented by celebrities, the beach has always attracted paparazzi and became known as Point of the Wonderful City.
Currently, very close to Praia do Pepê, Beach Clubs have been opened, to receive in high style the people who seek fun by the sea.
The best known of them, the Classic Beach Club, brings together a pleasant lounge music with DJ, snacks, drinks and comfortable bungalows to provide an unforgettable sunset among friends.
Little explored and popular, Grumari Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro’s treasures. The beach is a continuation of Prainha and is located inside an environmental reserve, where nature is exuberant and preserved, ideal for those who want to be in contact with the beautiful landscape of the place and enjoy a quiet day.
It is a must-see program and the ideal thing is to reserve a day to explore the local seafood restaurants in the region, such as the renowned Bira Restaurant.
For those who wish to enjoy the sunset with a good drink, we have exclusive access to make reservations at the bungalow of the Classico Beach Club in the region.
Very close to the place, we have stand up paddle clubs in the calm waters of Restinga da Marambaia and boat trips around the Virgin Islands, providing you with a memorable local experience.
Contact us to provide specialized guides and instructors to ensure your adventure is unforgettable.
Last but not least, Arpoador Beach is located between Ipanema and Copacabana.
Very well known for the privileged sunset view of the city, the beach brings together practitioners of meditation because it has a cinematic scenery of the Zona Sul and Morro Dois Irmãos.
Besides the view, the beach is very close to the renowned Marea kiosk, belonging to the Fasano Group.
To know more details and the best days to visit each beach, please contact us and we will be pleased to accompany you on this adventure.