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Prainha Beach

| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Prainha Beach is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach, bordered on each side by rocks and high cliffs. It is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and may be reached by car or by the orange "surf bus" that passes through Copacabana and Ipanema.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (29 reviews)
“wild beach” (4 reviews)
“great waves” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing location, worth the drive to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ipanema and copacabana. Fresh fish and cheap capiriniha.

Thank ja j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach to visit if you are in Rio. It's not near but if you are staying in Barra you cannot miss it. If you go in winter or close (I went in May) keep in mind that the morro behind the beach will...More

Thank Clara G
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Prainha beach is a long drive from Copacabana, but worth it. It was almost empty when er were there, besides some surfers. This is the place to be to catch great waves in Rio!

Thank angeladoriann
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a combination hike and beach. First you want to hike to the hill/morro with great views of the beach(es) and the Barra skyline. After hang out at the beach, watch the surfers - best beach in Rio for it. Watch the sun! It...More

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful walk in the sun along this white sandy beach and taking a clean breath in front of the atlantic ocean and admiring these wonderfull black rocks in the ocean. Dont go there just to swim but also to feel the majesty of the...More

Thank HichamGM
Reviewed 27 August 2017

While visiting Rio de Janeiro, visit this spot that is different to the famous beach like Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. Not so far from Barra, enjoy a wild and more natural beach.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place for surfing and enjoy nature. You have to pick a car or just ride a bike to reach this place. Anyway it is worth it.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Usually a lot of surfers but except from them it´s very calm and relaxed atmosphere and you can hardly believe it´s so close to the city.

Thank CowUppsala
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Riding along the cost of Rio to get to Prainha is lovely. There are other beaches before and after Prainha, so you can stop at varios points to admire the exuberant views.

Thank Adriana H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I have been traveling to Rio for 30 years, but never went before to this beach which my driver told me it is a must. You get there after you cross the long stretch of Barra de Tijuca beautiful beach. Those who only have a...More

1  Thank Viktor S
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James B
25 March 2015|
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Response from PedroM0 | Reviewed this property |
The place is a bit secluded, suggest you look for hotels in Barra region as most of those will be able to arrange transportation to and from Prainha.