Praia do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

#18 of 36 in Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
Beach · Nature / Park
With its side-on view of Sugarloaf Mountain, the landscape of Praia do Flamengo has been painted and photographed countless times. Thanks to its incredibly fine, white sand, the beach is a hot spot for jogging, soccer, volleyball, and other beach sports. Unlike its world famous sibling the Copacabana, Praia do Flamengo is frequented mostly by locals, and you are less likely to be hassled by hawkers and other tourist traps. Like all beaches in Rio de Janeiro, water quality is an issue, but this is steadily improving as the government implements better sewage treatment facilities. To visit Praia do Flamengo and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro online vacation planner.
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  • There are some amazing views of the sugar loaf, Christ the Redeemer, etc from here, but do not go in the water. The bay is badly polluted.  more »
  • I've been to this place twice. It's a good place to go biking or trekking. There is an airport nearby. The downside of this beach is that the sea is polluted but I saw some people swimming in the...  more »
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