Spending family time on the beach is an important tradition in Rio. All along the sand, nets a few feet high are made for child-sized games of volleyball or futevôlei, volleyball played with the feet instead of the hands. The international language of childhood allows visiting kids to easily join in on a pick-up game with local little ones. Leblon beach’s Baixo Bebê is a kids' paradise, complete with a large enclosed playground and inflatable kiddie pools, a tamer alternative to the ocean’s strong surf. You’ll know you’re there when you see a line of strollers on the black-and-white-tiled beach sidewalk.