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Maresias

Maresias

Sao Paulo - Public beach

Maresias is quickly becoming a gay destination on the North Coast of Sao Paolo State. With white sand and clear waters, it is known for attracting beautiful...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Natural Attraction
Praia do Leblon

Praia do Leblon

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

Next to one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in town, Leblon beach is a continuation of Ipanema, separated only by the Jardim de Alah canal. Popular with...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Neighborhood
  • Walking
  • Playground
Praia de Botafogo

Praia de Botafogo

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

A pretty stretch of beach between Copacabana and Laranjeiras, Botafogo is close to downtown, with a cycling/jogging path the full length and stunning views....
  • Mostly hetero
  • Walking
Praia do Gonzaga

Praia do Gonzaga

Sao Paulo - Urban beach

Clean, organized and easy to reach, Praia do Gonzaga is among the most visited and arguably one of the best beaches in the region. Due to its upscale...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Water fun
  • Walking
Praia Vermelha

Praia Vermelha

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

Praia Vermelha is a scenic sandy cove with reddish, coarse sand and calm waters. It is also the launch point for the Sugar Loaf cable-car and popular with locals...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Natural Attraction
Praia do Arpoador

Praia do Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

Squeezed between Copacabana and Ipanema, Arpoador beach is a short stretch of sand and rocks that draws crowds, particularly at sunrise and sunset to Arpoador...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Natural Attraction
  • Neighborhood
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Praia do Flamengo

Praia do Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

Situated in the heart of Guanabara Bay, the beach is next to the namesake park and the whole area is built on land reclaimed from the sea. The greenery of the...
  • Mostly hetero
Praia da Urca

Praia da Urca

Rio de Janeiro - Public beach

Located at the foot of the Urca Hill - the first stop of the Sugar Loaf cable car - Praia da Urca is a small, picturesque beach, popular with the residents and...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Natural Attraction
Praia de São Conrado

Praia de São Conrado

Rio de Janeiro - Urban beach

Located between Barra da Tijuca and Leblon beaches, São Conrado is a beautiful stretch of beach known for paragliding and hang gliding. Also popular with surfers,...
  • Mostly hetero
  • Natural Attraction

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