Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro



Beaches In Rio de Janeiro

The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are one of the major reasons that people love to visit here. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has over fifty miles of beach shoreline. These Brazil beaches are for those who are beach enthusiasts, this offers many activities as well as the option of sunbathing and enjoying the warm weather of this city.

To give you an idea of the types of girls you’ll see at the Rio beaches, here are 5 Brazilian Beauties . Even though these Brazil girls are famous, you see girls like this everywhere in Rio. Seriously!

Arpoador Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Rio. It is probably the most famous of all the Brazil beaches. It is between Ipanema and Copacabana and forms the dividing line between the two with a large formation of rock. Approximately a 600-yard area, the beach is sought by many who want a more family atmosphere.

Abrico Beach is located in the Grumari area and is the beach chosen by those who wish to sunbathe and swim in the nude. This Brazil beach legally became a nudist beach in 2003.

Abrico Beach

Barra da Tijuca Beach is actually the longest beach in Rio de Janeiro. It is one of the least crowded Brazil beaches you’ll find in Rio.

Barra da Tijuca

Botafogo Beach is not a large area of beach. Rather than a typical beach spot, the area is more of a bay than beach. The waters are somewhat less pristine than others since it is more of an urban beach. Most people do not go swimming or surfing here; they stick more to the sand than the water but there is still plenty to do.

Botafogo Beach

Brazil Copacabana Beach is most often considered when beaches in Rio de Janeiro Brazil are mentioned. Named after the Copacabana Palace Hotel, which is known for attracting wealth and fame, the beach has beautiful white sands, parties 24/7 and activities from volleyball to swimming and soccer to sunbathing. Here’s my 5 reasons why this is “THE” beach in Rio.

Copacabana Beach

Ipanema Beach Brazil has approximately two kilometers of beach with white sand. The neighborhood surrounding Ipanema Beach is of the same name and Rua Vincius de Morais is a strip that contains many bars, restaurants and shops. This is the location of the Garota de Ipanema Bar where the words to the song “The Girl from Ipanema” were composed.

Ipanema Beach


Ipanema Leblon The beaches of Ipanema Leblon are separated by the Jardim de Ala Canal. To the left of Ipanema Beach is Arpoador. This is a rock that is between Copacabana and Ipanema. It is also one of the best places to watch the sunsets in Rio de Janeiro. Surfers seek out this spot as well. This is one of the more affluent places to visit and enjoy such an amazing Brazil beach.

Ipanema Leblon Beach

Sao Conrado Beach If you go to Rio de Janeiro, located between Leblon and Barra da Tijuca is the Sao Conrado beach. If you want to find the best place to relax in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the area, this is the spot. This Brazil beach has many experienced surfers who choose this destination for the strong waves that are present here. This is not the best place for swimmers who are not experienced, but the water is perfect for surfing.

When you come to Rio you must experience these amazing beaches in Rio de Janeiro. You`ll be glad that you did. Ate logo!

Sao Conrado Beach


Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a striking natural landmark overlooking Rio de Janeiro that sits at the entrance to Guanabara Bay in southeastern Brazil. Known as Pao de Acucar in Portuguese, it is named for its unique shape that resembles a traditional form of refined sugar used in the 19th century. A tall granite cone with a circular top, it reaches up some 1,299 feet, or 396metres. Here are 5 interesting facts about this spectacular part of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

1. Rock Climbing – Sugar Loaf Mountain is one of the largest and most popular urban rock climbing destinations in the world. There are 270 different routes to explore in the area as you climb high above the Atlantic Ocean and the sprawling Rio de Janeiro. You can give it a hand yourself, or watch other adventurers conquer the iconic mountain.

2. Neighboring Mountains – It is not the only unique landmark in the area. Its neighbors add to the tranquil beauty of the whole peninsula. Morro de Babilonia, or Babylon Mountain and Morro de Urca, or Urca’s mountain are two neighboring natural wonders. These two mountains are also accessible to the public and open to rock climbers. Morro de Urca offers a play area for children and a restaurant that serves up delicious dishes.

3. Hollywood Star – Sugar Loaf Mountain has made an appearance in Hollywood blockbusters. The beauty of the area makes it perfect for the big screen. Pao de Acucar made its debut on screen in the 1942 film “Now, Voyager” with Bette Davis. It has also been featured in a James Bond film, “Moonraker” in 1979 where one of the scenes unfolded in a cable car. It has even been referenced in the popular cartoon sitcom, “The Simpsons.”

4. Guanabara Bay – Historic Guanabara Bay stretches in front of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Translated as “the bosom of the sea”, it was home to several fortifications built by the colonial government in the 16th century. Guanabara is made up of more than 130 islands and surrounded by beautiful natural scenery you can see from high above as you tour the mountain.

5. Awesome Cable Car Ride – Two cable cars take visitors to the summit where they can enjoy stunning views of Rio de Janeiro from a height of 1,296 feet. The cars themselves are enclosed by glass panels. As you begin to ascend to the very top, you can enjoy the breathtaking views unfolding below you. Because Sugarloaf Mountain sits on a peninsula that stretches into the Atlantic Ocean it offers a unique scenic combination of a bustling city, a tranquil bay, and a sparkling ocean. You will love reaching the summit, but the journey there will be just as enjoyable.

Brazil is known for its beautiful landscape and lively atmosphere. Sugarloaf Mountain, overlooking the famous Rio de Janeiro is no exception. Travelers from all over the world are attracted to this beautiful landmark every year and it continues to be one of the most visited places in Brazil.

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