We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: | Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Book In Advance
More Info
US$120.00*
and up
Secret Beaches of Rio de Janeiro Tour
More Info
US$67.00*
and up
Surf Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Private Rio Hidden Beaches and Top of Vidigal Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,093 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
excellent swimming spot , regardless of wind and waves

it is formed as a double crescent giving protection from waves and wind. nice white sands. And the beach bars always present to cater your needs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aristotelis K
Add Photo Write a Review

1,093 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 33: English reviews
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is formed as a double crescent giving protection from waves and wind. nice white sands. And the beach bars always present to cater your needs.

Helpful?
Thank Aristotelis K
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many locals in some days and nothing really special to see. If it is on your way then stop by to take a look.

Helpful?
Thank Marie0551
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
324 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Situated after Praia de Tijuca and just before Prainha and Grumari you find Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach. A good place for avoiding the crowds and the vendors. It's a clean beach with good waves but remember to swim in the safe areas of the beach, because of the riptide, ask the locals where it's safe.

Helpful?
Thank TerjeHoegberg
Kitchener, Canada
Level Contributor
155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was one of our favourite spots in Rio! very few tourists, a few vendors but you arent bothered by them...if you are energetic, wait until the sandbar is exposed and go over to the island/mountain and hike up/repell down!

Helpful?
Thank Jane3722
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Get all the beach-y goodness of Rio without the tourist crowds. Clean, blue waves are ridden by locals on surf and skim boards. The sand is clean and soft and the boardwalk bars keep you hydrated and full. NOTE: watch out for the red flags. The riptide is real so go further down the beach if you need to swim... More 

Helpful?
Thank SkyFlies
Redondo Beach, California
Level Contributor
223 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took a long walk along the beach during my first day in Rio. A much more relaxed, family-friendly vibe than at the better known beaches. Many places to stop for food and/or drink, some with bands.

Helpful?
Thank UltimateWines
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A neighborhood in the Rio de Janeiro, where it seems that you are not in a city as large and busy as the River. Beautiful beaches , great restaurants and bars and very quiet . Great for staying with family without having to put up with the turmoil and violence of Copacabana. Here you walk quiet on the beachfront .... More 

Helpful?
Thank RogerioPeixoto
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Because I'm a Brazilian... may be too long for me to say all the best about Recreio... I"ll resume saying that I have traveled to many of the most beautiful beaches in diferents parts of the world like Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas, Republic Dominican. But I like to say for the ones who never leave Brazil... that we have our own... More 

Helpful?
Thank Claudia S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Best hair salon : Glow Dry Bar, beautiful place with a lot of things todo.They have shellac and the best products for hair

Helpful?
Thank Lucy B
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
537 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Recreio beach Is about 50mins away from the crowded beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Its an excellent surf spot and the reason I went there. Its a beautiful beach without the crowds and tourists

Helpful?
Thank adammawright

Travellers who viewed Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach also viewed

 
 

Been to Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?