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Prainha Beach

Prainha Beach

Prainha means “little beach” in Portuguese. Located between Recreio and Grumari districts, Prainha is a part of environmental protection area Área de Proteção Ambiental Prainha. One of the cleanest beaches in Rio de Janeiro area. Very popular among surfers and nature lovers.

Tips for Prainha beach:

  • Go there early, as it takes a while to get there and on weekends it can get crowded.
  • Take the whole day to enjoy the walk there, as well as visit Nature Reserve and Recreation Park of Prainha, and Praia do Secreto on the way. It is a beautiful area.
  • Best spots on the beach are close to the rock formations towards the end of the beach, where you can stay in the shade. 

Quick facts

Type: beach
Touristic: no
Getting there: takes a long time
Minimal transport: bus + long walk
Cost: free
Other names: Prainha, Prainha beach
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