Prainha Beach – Exploring 10 of the Top Beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prainha Beach - Exploring 10 of the Top Beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil it is easy to see why when you visit Prainha beach. The quaint bay of Prainha is absolutely symmetrical with rolling green hills at both ends and a coconut plantation in the middle. The somewhat rough waters of Prainha are ideal for surfing, but the fast and powerful waves that can reach up to around 3 meters are more suited for experienced surfers. Prainha beach is located right after the beaches of Recreio, so if you plan to drive down you will pass a lot of beautiful surf spots before you reach Prainha. The pristine white sands stretch for miles along the fresh Atlantic rainforest mountains, which lend much of its beauty to Prainha. The breathtaking scenery of Prainha provides the perfect setting for a vacation away from the crowds, except on busy holidays when it seems that every beach in Brazil is full. While Prainha remains a secluded beach during weekdays, weekends do tend to get crowded. In addition, it is a favorite spot for production crews to film parts of Brazilian soap operas, so don’t be surprised if you spot some local celebrities during your visit.