South Coast Beaches

Pick up point: Guest’s Hotel (Approximately 5 hours)

Barra da Tijuca

Barra da Tijuca is the largest beach in the state of Rio de Janeiro, with 14.4 km long. Its clear green waters extends along Avenida Sernambetiba all the way to Recreio. This beach is ideal for surfing, windsurfing, body boarding and fishing. With plenty of bars, restaurants and kiosks, night life and bicycle lanes.

Reserva Beach

This wild beach lies between Barra da Tijuca and Recreio. It is a long and uncrowded beach, ideal for those seeking a quieter beach within the city of Rio. Located in an area of ​​environmental protection its 8 km long, has white and soft sand, clear water and sandbanks vegetation. For those who like to fish from the beach Reserva is a good option.


This beach with extensive stretches of sand is ideal for sports such as surfing, windsurfing and volleyball. It often hosts surf and body board tournaments. Cycling the bike path is usually the preferred ride of the neighborhood residents.


It is a long beach with kiosks and a cycle way along the waterfront. It’s a favorite spot for surfers for its good waves almost all year long, ideal for long borders.


Also a favorite beach for surfers, with its perfect waves and indescribable natural beauty. Prainha (little beach), as the name implies, has a small strip of sand with 700 meters stretch of sea fort protected by hills covered by the Atlantic Rain Forest.


Located in an Area of ​​Environmental Protection it is currently the only beach destined to the practice of naturism across the city.


Privileged by its geography, surrounded by mountains and incomparable natural beauty it makes it a hidden beach not seen from the road.

Drinks and lunch in one of the good restaurants in the neighborhood.
Visit to the Casa do Pontal Museum. (Brazilian Handcraft).
Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Museu Casa Do Pontal is considered to be the largest and most important Museum of folk art in Brazil. Its collection – the result of 40 years of research and travel throughout Brazil by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque - contains more than 8,000 sculptures and models created by more than 200 Brazilian artists beginning in the second half of the 20th century. The permanent exhibit at the Museum has representative works from different rural and urban cultures from all over Brazil, on display in 1500 m² of gallery space. Organized thematically, these pieces represent everyday activities, festivals, religion and fantasy in the lives of the people. The Museu Casa do Pontal is situated on a 12,000 m² site in Recreio dos Bandeirantes. The large landscaped gardens were especially designed to promote the perfect integration of the vegetation, the galleries of the museum and the wildlife preserve around the site. According to the members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), associated with UNESCO, “the Museu Casa do Pontal is not just a unique museum of Brazilian Folk Art, it is also a true anthropological Museum, the only one in Brazil that gives a complete view of the life and culture of the people in Brazil.” In the more than 35 years since its inception, the Museu Casa do Pontal has dedicated itself to the creation of foundations of support to ensure that its collection will be protected and widely used by society. More than 40 exhibitions of parts of the collection have been held in Brazil and in 14 other countries. Since 1996 more than 250,000 persons have visited the museum through its Social and Educational Programs, which involve visits, itinerant shows and the continued training of educators and social and cultural project managers.
Return via the South Zone São Conrado and Avenida Niemeyer.

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