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Secreto Beach

Secreto Beach

A hidden beach which only the locals know. It is a naturally formed rock pool with sandy bottom. You need to do a bit of climbing to get down to the pool, or take some sun on the rocks above. It is definitely a nice sight either way. With 12x5 meters in size, it can sometimes get overcrowded. Best to go there inside the week, to have less people.

As the name Praia do Secreto refers, it is a hard to find beach. Take along our instructions on how to get there. 

Tips for Praia do Secreto

  • You will not see the beach from the road. Take care not to miss the first pathway left into the high straws. 
  • It´s a great little pool to dip in on your way to Prainha, Grumari, or Macumba beaches.
  • Be cautious of the waves, they can be furious in Rio. As the waves break over the barrier straight into the pool, then too big waves can crush you into the rock walls. When the waves are too big, just enjoy the view and do not attempt to climb down into the pool. 

Quick facts

Type: beach
Touristic: not at all
Getting there: takes time and some effort
Minimal transport: bus + long walk
Difficulty: moderate
Cost: free
Other names: Praia do Secreto, Secreto beach, Secret beach
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