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Any Brazilian beach/coastlines as good/better than Rio's Copacabana and Ipanema?

Any Brazilian beach/coastlines as good/better than Rio's Copacabana and Ipanema?

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Old Aug 11, 19, 8:42 pm
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Any Brazilian beach/coastlines as good/better than Rio's Copacabana and Ipanema?

Besides Rio, along the Brazilian coast what Brazilian beaches do you recommend? Any other seaside mountains/cliff beaches that are Rio esque on the Brazilian shoreline?
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Old Aug 13, 19, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by pjacqueimo View Post
Besides Rio, along the Brazilian coast what Brazilian beaches do you recommend? Any other seaside mountains/cliff beaches that are Rio esque on the Brazilian shoreline?
Your question is borderline ridiculous: Brazil's coastline is almost 5,000 miles long, and Brazil has 2,095 beaches, so yes, there are many beaches nicer than Copacabana or Ipanema!

What constitutes a "nicer" beach is entirely up to your subjective criteria:
  • do you prefer urban beaches or unspoilt ones?
  • do you have to stay at a 5* resort or can you accept more basic accommodations?
  • what's your budget?
  • how much time/effort do you want to put into getting to these beaches?

Below are a few of Brazil's best/most famous beaches, in no particular order. Go and do some research on them:
  • Buzios: upmarket small beachside town a few hour's drive north of Rio
  • Paraty: colonial town 4h drive south of Rio. Gateway for day trips by boat to unspoilt beaches
  • Ilha Grande: nature reserve island 3h drive south of Rio with 100+ beaches but basic infrastructure
  • Fernando de Noronha: nature reserve island 2h by plane from Fortaleza, home to Brazil's best beaches, scuba diving. Very expensive.
  • Trancoso: colonial town, upmarket accommodation, tropical beaches
  • Caraiva: as above, but more of a hippie village feel
  • Sao Miguel dos Milagres: as above, upmarket
  • Jericoacoara: sand dunes, small village feel, one of the world's kitesurfing hotspots. Hard to get to.
  • Florianopolis: surfing/party at this larger city. Season is short Nov-Mar.
  • Juquehy, Baleia Beach: 3h drive from Sao Paulo. Upmarket.
  • Ilhabela: as above.

Of course, there are dozens more, but these should be a good starting point.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 6:00 am
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Brazil is the only country I know of that has/had an annual guide book (online now) devoted solely to describing 2000+ beaches from south to north along the coast.
There's also this article from Veja magazine of their choice of 15 most beautiful beaches:
https://veja.abril.com.br/blog/modo-...tas-do-brasil/
Rio is unique in Brazil, however, with its landscape of mountains rising sharply out of the sea, but there are many other beautiful places to visit.
Most beaches, even very remote ones, have someone who has figured out how to get some cold beer out there to sell and maybe at least some fried fish to snack on.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 9:38 am
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Been to half the places Rafka mentioned and they were all amazing. Because the coast of Brasil is almost, in simple terms, one giant beach, it's quite hard to be specific.
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