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  • Average29%
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18 Jan 2018
“Great view of the Sugar loaf but not a real beach goers paradise!”
23 Aug 2018
“Nice view but many issues”
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

The view is great. One can have some idea of how this setting was in old times. However, too many issues not to consider. Firstly, pollution, and lack of minimal cleanliness on the pavement. And, most important, insecurity. It is hard not to be worried....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Lovely view of the Sugarloaf but I'm not sure if you can swim at this beach. There was no one on it and didn't look like your typical beach resort. It is quite scenic though and in a nice quiet location with bars, restaurants and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank EK2211
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This beach has a fantastic view to the Sugar Loaf hill and is crossed by high-speed avenues. Close to the Gloria marine, the water is inappropriate for bathing. Between the buildings, you can see the Corcovado with Christ. There is a trail for walking, jogging...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Travel_World63
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Of christ redeemer and sugar loaf mountain. If you have a good camera you can get a panoramic pics of both. Nice beach as well. Cool place to take photos

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The sea and beach are not clean but there is a lovely view of Sugarloaf. There is also a shopping centre opposite with a nice view from the top floor also. Be careful crossing the road!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It´s worth more for the views than the beach itself. Guanabara bay is poluteted and even more at this beach wich is in a cove, so don´t enter the water, but the views around and the scenary is very beautiful and plesant to walk nearby...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Third Best Beach in Rio after Ipanema and Copacabana. It is much more relaxed and the population there is more down to earth and casual.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank alanlebras2
Reviewed 29 December 2014

This beach is definitely not for swimming. Crowded with Rio elite's yachts, it is a heavily polluted beach with dead fish and vultures hovering everywhere. Pigeon droppings and other debris too. I made the mistake of walking along it barefoot, and swiftly regretted it. Never...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank MyrsT
Reviewed 11 December 2014

The great thing about Botafogo beach is that it is generally less crowded than the more famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Whereas all the tourists flock to these two, the locals tend to hang out more at Botofogo. There's also a great view of Sugarloaf...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Nice beach - pity it is not very clean. There are great views to Sugarloaf Mountain. Not at all as busy as Ipanema or Copacabana.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Ibadanboy
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