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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
12 Mar 2018
“There is some confusion about this beach”
29 Jan 2017
“Safe place, wonderful view, but not for swimming”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Most of the pictures and reviews are about Praia Vermelha, the small beach at the bottom of sugarloaf mountain, just a few steps from the cable car station. Praia Urca is the other side of Morro Urca and is used mainly for water sports, it...More

1  Thank ButtonsAndNon
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wonderful view and sunset!! Great place to walk from the begining of Urca until the end of "Forte São João". It is the safest place in Rio de Janeiro. But the beach is not very clean and during weekends plenty of people not very clean...More

1  Thank TatianaRegiani
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Praia da Urca, only a few steps away from cable car station, is one of those peaceful places in Rio, to recreate and calm down a bit from the hustle and bustle of and otherwise wonderful city. Whenever we visit Pão de Açúcar (preferrably early...More

1  Thank KhanKluay
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

It's a small beach in a nice neighborhood. I feel like many places in Rio de Janeiro has amazing views, and this beach is one of them.

Thank 01marilia
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I was born in Rio, but going to Urca's beaches was always like holidays abroad! There were a few to chose, the protected little one when I was a kid and the big one as me and my cousins turn teenagers. Surfing and body boarding...More

Thank ApartmentontheGreen
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I was in praia da Urca last week, it was really beautiful. Nice weather and beautiful landscape. I preffered this beach compared to Ipanema which is normally very crowded - I highly recommend to go and relax there.

Thank Sole S
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Urca beach is another nice small beach in Rio. Less popular than it's glitzy cousins (Copacabana & Ipanema), it offers a more quiet and less touristy beach experience. It is a small beach though but it has great views of Sugar Loaf mountain.

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Beautiful place to relax. Small beach and not crowded. Maybe, you will have difficult to park the car.

Thank KINO K
Reviewed 8 June 2015

If you want to stay away from the crowds going to Copacabana and Ipanama, and if you have a car or are not worried to take a taxi, praya de Urca is a nice little beach. It is quiet, not touristic. If you go on...More

Thank sipivu
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Amazed at the negative reviews, small beautiful beach next to Sugar Loaf Mountain, live jazz music when we visited, band played some Miles Davis numbers! Extraordinary musicians. Black vultures visiting the beach to feed. Laid back and picturesque place.

Thank Lee G
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