Rio de Janeiro Top Beaches
By Viator, February 2016
The muse of Basa Nova hits and aspiring romantics, Ipanema Beach is the more glamorous sister of the equally legendary Copacabana. Divided up into areas of interest (the family section, the gay section, the aging-intellectual section, etc.), Ipanema has something for everyone.
The aforementioned Copacabana Beach is the iconic poster child of tourist brochures the world over. The 2.5 miles (4 km) of sandy expanse may not be the state’s best—its sidewalks can get decidedly seedy and even occasionally dangerous after dark—it is easily its most famous.
Rio’s beaches can also be enjoyed from the water via any number of boat trips and cruises that tour the coastline and explore the many harbors and coastal features. Sumptuous lunch cruises complete with a delectable array of seafood and refreshments can be enjoyed while passing the beaches of Niterói, the only Brazilian city to have been founded by non-Christian, non-assimilated Amerindians. An island lunch can be had as part of an ambitious agenda aboard a cruise around the Angra dos Reis archipelago. Along the way, you’ll take in Guanabara Bay and glimpse the magnificent Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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Enjoy a leisurely bike ride in Rio de Janeiro, from the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Leblon to the parks and sports complexes surrounding Rodrigo de ... Read more
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)