Mirante da Prainha, Rio de Janeiro

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Beach · Nature / Park
Sandwiched between the mountains, Mirante da Prainha offers a tranquil, clean, and isolated escape from Rio's bustle. Considered the best surf beach in Rio, the crescent-shaped stretch is flanked by rocks and lofty cliffs; as a result, waves up to 3 m (9.8 ft) high come in fast with multiple breaks, suitable for experienced surfers. Look for the regular Surf Bus in Rio if you don't have a car to get here. You may see some cameras on site at this favorite shooting location for television. Plan to visit Mirante da Prainha during your Rio de Janeiro vacation using our convenient Rio de Janeiro trip planning website.
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  • This is a lovely beach to visit if it isn't crowded. I found it to be less of a headache than Copacabana and less busy than Ipanema. It is one of the areas you should check out and explore when you...  more »
  • a bit of a distance when travelling by Uber but well worth it. Famous for surfing. The terrain is very different from what you find in the heart of Rio. It feels more connected with nature (I love...  more »
  • I always come here every time I go on vacation. Very good place to let the time pass slowly while enjoying the surroundings that has a wonderful view. It's worth at least passing through here even if it's 5m. The quiet parking lot leaving the key to who knows where to put the car. Congratulations to the owner for having a very well achieved space
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  • Wonder of nature, I recommend to everyone the visit, a super visual... note 10
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