• Praia de Botafogo - postcard view of Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay
  • Great place!
  • Nice place!
  • Ok place.

Botafogo Beach

Female opinion

If you are riding a bike from Copacabana to Flamengo, make a quick stop to take a picture of the famous bay view. Please, don't even think about going into the water. If you want to enjoy the view for a longer time, go to the roof terrace of Botafogo Praia Shopping center across the street.

Male opinion

This beach is only good for its nice views of the Sugarloaf mountain and the Botafogo bay, which is full of yachts and boats. It´s not for swimming nor for sunbathing. Not worth a visit unless you are in the area or passing by.

Both Botafogo beach and the whole neighborhood got its name after its famous resident João de Souza Pereira Botafogo.

Botafogo beach is a popular place for practicing volleyball, beach football and other sports. Some open-air concerts and shows are held on the beach from time to time.

Botafogo Praia Shopping http://www.botafogopraiashopping.com.br/ features numerous shops, restaurants (mostly fats-food), a cinema and a roof terrace with great views.

Quick facts

Type: beach
Touristic: no
Getting there: easy
Minimal transport: metro
Cost: free
Other names: Praia de Botafogo, Botafogo beach
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