Blessed by nature, the beautiful coast of Rio de Janeiro is an unlucky spot, lots of surfing, spectacular landscapes and scenarios that can easily illustrate the cover of any travel catalog found in tourist agencies.

Surrounded by countless hills covered by Atlantic forest, the Coast of Rio de Janeiro The south coast can be divided into 3 regions, with emphasis on the charming city of Paraty and the islands of Angra dos Reis in the so-called Costa Verde, the beaches of the carioca capital such as the famous Copacabana and Ipanema are in the center of the state. The north coast gains its fame in the bustling cities of Arraial do Cabo and Búzios, a point known as Costa Azul.

Throughout the territory it is possible to enjoy the beautiful beaches with waters in intense shades of blue or green. There are hundreds of beaches with excellent hotel and gastronomic structures that are visited by tourists from all over the world.

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see the best beaches to visit in the state of Rio de Janeiro:

Dentista Beach – Angra dos Reis

Very frequented by high society who own summer houses in Angra dos Reis, the bustling Praia do Dentista is also on the list of the main tourist tours offered by the city's tourist agencies.

Located on Ilha da Gipóia, the busy beach has crystalline waters with sea visibility reaching more than 10 meters deep.


Praia do Aventureiro – Ilha Grande

9 out of 10 people who visit Ilha Grande and pass by Praia do Aventureiro say that the beach is by far the most beautiful on the island. Its transparent waters resemble Caribbean scenery. The main attraction of the beach is a coconut tree with an angle of 90 degrees right in front of the sea and surrounded by rocks, the best place to take a picture and take a beautiful souvenir of the island.


Farol Beach – Arraial do Cabo

Praia do Farol is located on the island that bears the same name and can only be accessed by boat. The beach has just over 700 meters with waters in various shades of blue, since the large “natural pool” that forms between Ilha do Farol and Pontal do Atalaia, has several white sandbanks that make the landscape even more beautiful. attractive.


Forno Beach – Arraial do Cabo

Another beach that draws sighs from those who visit Arraial do Cabo is Praia do Forno. The attraction can be accessed in two ways: on a short 20-minute trail, with some viewpoints that give access to incredible landscapes, or with the boats that leave from Praia do Anjo.


Praia Vermelha – Paraty

Praia Vermelha has an extensive stretch of sand and calm sea, with gentle waves, excellent for swimming. The beach is between Ponta Grossa and Paraty, 60 minutes from the city.


Praia da Azeda and Azedinha – Búzios

Small beaches with clear and crystalline waters. Access to Praia Azeda can be done by schooner or by a trail that leaves Praia dos Ossos and takes about 5 minutes. Praia Azedinha is a cove with green waters and is accessed on foot from Azeda. Both are great for diving.


Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro

Located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro between Arpoador and Jardim de Alah, it is one of the most famous beaches in the country. With about 2 km long, it is very busy with city residents and tourists.


Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro

The most famous beach in the state and surrounded by the best hotels and restaurants in the wonderful city. The Avenida Atlântica promenade encircles the extension of the beach to Forte de Copacabana, where a church used to be. The waterfront offers a bike path, bicycle parking, lifeguard stations with showers, bars and restaurants frequented both day and night.


Praia do Caxadaço – Ilha Grande

Caxadaço beach is considered one of the most beautiful and wild on Ilha Grande. With only 50 meters and protected by rocks and cliffs, forming a huge natural pool.


Antiques and Antiguinhos – Paraty

Separated by an islet of rocks, the beaches are covered by vegetation and lack the infrastructure of restaurants and tents. It is considered by many to be the best beaches in Paraty.


Prainha – Rio de Janeiro

Wedged between two mountains, Prainha is a beach in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes region, in Baixada de Jacarepaguá, located between the Recreio dos Bandeirantes and Grumari neighborhoods. The place is very frequented by surfers, thanks to the great waves and the beauty of the region.


Itacoatiara Beach – Niterói

The favorite beach among young people in Niterói has crystal blue waters and a very rough sea. The beach is located in the region of Serra da Tiririca, between the imposing stone of the elephant and stone of the swallow. For the more adventurous and in good physical condition, it is possible to hike to the top of the elephant rock, which offers a privileged view of the region.


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