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Rio de Janeiro

Rio’s secret beaches
Rio’s beaches are famous. Sometimes too famous. For a more tranquil experience, seek out the solitude of Rio’s lesser-known shores. The secluded cove of Prainha Beach offers travelers a bigger patch of sand and clearer waters than Copacabana. At Itacoatiara Beach, the dramatic cliffs and jungle-like greenery will have you feeling like you’re on a different planet. Both beaches are popular with surfers. Buy a hot fish sandwich and watch locals ride the waves into shore. All of Rio’s beaches are more peaceful during the weekdays and in the low season (May through September).

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil