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Prainha Beach Tours

Prainha Beach, one of Rio’s best kept secrets, consists of a secluded bay, forested hills and beach restaurants with fresh fish and seafood on the menu. Located on the westernmost tip of the Barra da Tijuca district, Prainha Beach is part of a protected rain forest area and boasts 700 meters of sandy white beach. But despite being a lot less crowded than the more famous stretches of sand within the city and having a reputation for being almost deserted on weekdays, Prainha Beach can get busy on weekends as well.

The crescent shaped beach is framed on both sides by steep cliffs that create strong currents with high waves. Accordingly, Prainha Beach is popular with professional surfers, who flock here to elegantly ride the three meter high waves. Along the shores, locals play Frescobol, a combination of beach volleyball and table tennis, and sip refreshing açai and fruit juices. Tourists, however, are rarely seen in these parts and it is possible to experience the true Brazilian beach life surrounded only by Cariocas. 

Practical Info

Prainha Beach is located about 35 kilometers west of Ipanema. It’s easy to get there by car and there is plenty of parking available. Alternatively, you can also take the surf bus that ferries people back and forth between the city center and the beach every three hours. It’s best to arrive earlier in the day, as the hill behind the beach starts casting a shadow over the bay in the afternoon.

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Private Tour: Grumari and Prainha Beach Photography Tour, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Private Tour: Grumari and Prainha Beach Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the ecological beaches of Prainha and Grumari, two hidden jewels of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the western part of the city, its beauty attracts ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour

Discover the diversity of Rio de Janeiro's beaches and enjoy stunning views and experience the city from another angle. During this enjoyable 5-hour tour ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

8-hour fully customized tour of Rio with a private local guide. Have private transportation at your disposal to take you to all the sites you want to see in ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
The Great Rio Nature - Forest - Moutains - Lanscape - Beaches - Up to 4 People, Rio de Janeiro, ... 
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The Great Rio Nature - Forest - Moutains - Lanscape - Beaches - Up to 4 People

Great for frist time visitors, up to 4 people. Long ride to Rio main tourist attraction. Driving inside the forest, reaching lookouts, take-off ramp for hang ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $200.00
Rio's Secluded Beaches - Prainha & Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rio's Secluded Beaches - Prainha & Grumari

The tour visits the West part of Rio de Janeiro, that remains untouched with a lot of nature and secluded beaches.  We'll follow the coastline, passing ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $76.00
Private Tour: Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo from Rio de Janeiro

Customize your itinerary on this private tour to Arraial do Cabo. Relax on the gleaming white sand dunes and swim in the pristine bright-green waters. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $400.00

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