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It's very nice to go to Botafogo Praia Shopping, on Praia de Botafogo to enjoy its different sorts of restaurants, bars, to go shopping and - most important of all - have an amazing view of Botafogo Beach! But it's not recommended to swim.
Could not resist swimming in Botafogo bay. It was bloody hot and I saw some locals swimming. Very refreshing, just don't submerge. The cleaner beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are just so far away and to observe Rio from the water was just too tempting....More
Even if Botafogo beach is not a place appropriate for swimming or sun bathing, the panoramic view is stunning. There is a wonderful bike/pedestrian lane going around the bay and continues further to both directions, Flamengo and Copacabana, which is very much enjoyable early in...More
This is a great place to visit and photograph, too bad the beach and whole Guanabara bay are polluted! Along the road there's a sidepath for bikes/pedestrians from which there are incredible views of the Pão de Açúcar.
Small beach in the Botafogo area with the most beautiful view of the Urca and Sugarloaf. Take off the bus at the Botafogo shopping mall and take a walk.
Like anywhere else on beaches in Rio you'll see people playing football, volleyball, jogging, musicians....all that...More