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The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are the stuff of song and legend—80 miles (129 kilometers) of sparkling, sandy, mountain-backed shores that border this marvel of South American civilization. Here are some of the top beaches worth visiting.

Ipanema Beach

People stroll along Ipanema Beach in Brazil.
Ipanema Beach is a popular spot at sunset.Bildquelle: lazyllama / Shutterstock

Immortalized in bossa nova song, Ipanema Beach (Praia Ipanema) is one of Rio’s two most famous beaches, along with Copacabana. This chic stretch of sand attracts throngs of locals and visitors in equal numbers, with various social groups congregating in different sections of the beach.

Copacabana Beach

Lots of sunbathers on Copacabana Beach in Brazil.
Copacabana Beach is a Rio hotspot.Bildquelle: lazyllama / Shutterstock

Copacabana’s 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) shoreline framed by Sugarloaf Mountain is the stuff of postcards. Arguably the city’s most picturesque beach, Copacabana is almost always buzzing with activity, making it one of the best spots for people watching with a caipirinha in hand or joining a game of beach futebol (soccer).

Vermelha Beach

An aerial view of Vermelha Beach and its hotels in Rio de Janeiro.
Vermelha Beach is quieter than other spots.Bildquelle: Stefan Lambauer / Shutterstock

Vermelha might just be Rio’s most underrated beach. While small, this stretch of reddish sand in a protected cove at the base of Sugarloaf offers calm, clear waters for swimming and a mile-long hiking trail along the rocky Brazilian coastline.

Barra da Tijuca

A sunny morning on the beach at Barra da Tijuca in Rio in Brazil.
Barra da Tijuca is known for its waves.Bildquelle: jpbarcelos / Shutterstock

Barra da Tijuca, the longest of Rio’s beaches, spans 11 miles (18 kilometers) and is known for its water sports, attracting surfers, bodyboarders, kitesurfers, and windsurfers thanks to its consistent waves. This sun-soaked beach gets busy on the weekends, but it’s rather quiet on weekdays, especially compared to its more famous counterparts.

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