Mirante da Prainha, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
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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  • For surfers is paradise, strong waves and fierce currents. For those who want to get in the water only, it's risky. But I found a beautiful place, only nature around, total peace! Great for relaxing and enjoying the view. I leave the tip to take what to eat on my own because there is not much option than to buy.
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  • Just feeling the vibe personally and better off weekends where access can be closed if too many cars
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  • Beautifully located, overlooking the ocean waves hitting the rocks, tables under the shade of tree leaves made shacks. Delicious fresh fish grilled in banana trees leaves. Magnificent landscape!!
  • Lovely view, great fish experience
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