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Barra Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Great beach

If you like clear waters and a very relaxing setting this is the place to go to the beach in Rio... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Campinas, SP
Average beach in Rio

There are definately several much better beaches in the city to visit while you are here, only if... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“great beach” (12 reviews)
“open sea” (3 reviews)
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like clear waters and a very relaxing setting this is the place to go to the beach in Rio. Much quieter than Ipanema or Copacabana.

Thank lrt61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are definately several much better beaches in the city to visit while you are here, only if you are in the area.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long sandy, plenty of space. Do eat feel like it's a public beach. Please of beachside cafes etc. also has a running/cycling track running it whole length. Very safe

Thank Wendykilbarchan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to stay in Barra da Tijuca and my hotel was located opposite Post 4, which is a lifeguard station, and there are 8 in total. There is a promenade that stretches for a few miles, and is great for walking if...More

Thank andyh67186334
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Many people praise the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leme, Arpoador and Leblon ... I agree that these places have their peculiar beauty, but nothing compared to the beach of Barra.

Thank Mars-yo_08-12
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Came here loads during my stay in Rio. I'd say this is the best beach there is. Its a little far and in a little fancier area so prices are higher but the water is amazing and the beach is super clean. There is a...More

Thank Feyne J
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Not famous like Ipanema or Copacabana but Barra Beach so much nicer in many ways. Quieter, cleaner and so much safer. Lots of little beach bars for snacks and drinks.

Thank asb993
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A little away from the other beaches but still very clean,a nd much more quiet. the water is never cold and there are nice little beach shacks and cocktail bars up and down, very cheap to get a good seat and nice cocktail

Thank ColleenFw85
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We loved our time in Barra Beach. Near MK 4 there is a sandbar perfect for kids to swim and play with less waves (but you can still walk out to the waves for fun). Also a more up-scale beach side cafe offering a nice...More

Thank Reba M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I am sorry so many people come to RIO for a holiday or to work, and they never discover this beautiful neighbourhood. Around posto 2 you have more facilities within walking distance than any other square mile in Brazil and yet still people get sucked...More

Thank NewWorldTraveller16
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20 June 2017|
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Response from A-re-tsamaye | Reviewed this property |
There are several beach bars and restaurants, all of typical brasilian style, a bit more "upper class"at the beach. We felt that food is too expensive. What we saw on dishes looked nice, but we are not willing to pay 50-60... More
20 July 2016|
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Response from Malgorzata R | Reviewed this property |
It's a beautiful large sandy beach where many people relaxed and swam. It was clean and inviting. We were there in February at the end of carnival.