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BARRA DA TIJUCA RIO DE JANEIRO: PHOTOS – INFORMATION – LINKS – BEACH – NEIGHBOURHOOD – AREA – BARRA SHOPPING – CONVENTION CENTER – RIO WATER PLANET

March 15, 2009

BARRA DA TIJUCA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO: PHOTOS – INFORMATION – LINKS – BEACH – NEIGHBOURHOOD —–BARRA SHOPPING – CONVENTION CENTER – RIO WATER PLANET

BARRA DA TIJUCA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

BARRA DA TIJUCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

Barra da Tijuca is the longest beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 18 Km of clear and tropical green water. Barra is frequented by refreshing waves inviting to surfing both for beginners and experienced surfers.

Barra of Tijuca, or simply Barra as locals say is Rio de Janeiro’s youngest neighborhood.  It’s high socioeconomic level turned it into one of the fastest growing areas in the city.

BARRA DA TIJUCA AREA RIO DE JANEIRO

BARRA DA TIJUCA AREA RIO DE JANEIRO

Barra de Tijuca also denominates an administrative region in which we find Barra de Tijuca as a neighbourhood along with some others like: Joá, Itanhangá, Camorim, Vargem pequena, Vargem Grande, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Grumari.

Sports like Surf, Kite surfing and body boarding are often practiced there, with the chance to learn them in the numerous schools in the area. Championships (national and international) are often held at barra de tijuca many times during the year, also surfing.

You can get to Barra da Tijuca beach in many ways. The majority of buses don’t pass the whole beach extension, so if you want to go by bus, it will leave you on the backstreet and you have to walk a little bit. There are some vans that go to Barra as well, but if you want a safe bet, the best option is to take a cab or rent a car to go to Barra, since it’s a very big place. Vans: they pass through Copacabana beach, Ipanema, Leblon and downtown Rio. Just stick your hand out when they approach you and they’ll pick you up. The buses and vans take less time to get to Barra when they use LINHA AMARELA highway. This will save you about 20 minutes on the road.

BARRA DA TIJUCA NEIGHBOURHOOD RIO DE JANEIRO

BARRA DA TIJUCA NEIGHBOURHOOD RIO DE JANEIRO

Here is the largest convention center in Latin America, “Rio Centro”. The largest shopping mall too, “Barra Shopping”, with over 650 shops, and its own monorail system. Instead of supermarkets you have hypermarkets, with thousands of square feet. Add theme parks, -like “Rio Water Planet”, also the biggest water theme park in Latin America-, natural reserves with wild birds and alligators,  preserved beaches with limited access to cars, and you start to get an idea of the possibilities.

BARRA DA TIJUCA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

BARRA DA TIJUCA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

An extension of Barra da Tijuca Beach is called Praia do Pepê. This name was given to the beach, cause Pepê was the nickname of a young boy selling beer, mineral water and home made, natural sandwiches at the beach as well as practicing many sports. One of them was hang gliding, from which he died some years ago while flying. As he was very popular, people decided to give his name to the small extension of the beach.  

At the end of Barra da Tijuca is the quarter named Recreio dos Bandeirantes.

After that you have Prainha and Grumari beaches. Their perfect waves made them famous. They are on a biological reserve area, with restricted car parking spaces. Enjoy this between mountains-beauty of the nature on the week-days.

Usefull Links on Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro:

Rio Centro – Biggest Convention Center in Latin America

Barra Shopping – Biggest Shopping center In Latin America

Rio Water Planet – Biggest Water Theme Park in América Latina

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RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES RIO DE JANEIRO – PHOTOS AND INFORMATION – BEACH – NEIGHBOURHOOD – PONTAL ROCK- SURF SPOTS: POSTO 10 – CANTO DO RECREIO

January 18, 2009
RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES – PHOTOS, VIDEOS, MAP, INFORMATION – BEACH – NEIGHBOURHOOD – PONTAL ROCK- SURF SPOTS: POSTO 10 – CANTO DO RECREIO – RIO DE JANEIRO
RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL

RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL

Recreio dos Bandeirantes is a neighbourhood of the western area of Rio de Janeiro. Just like all of the neighbourhoods of the western zone, is relatively new, but it already counts with the residence of 40.000 people.

It’s a middle to high class district neighbouring Barra da Tijuca, Camorim, Vargem Pequena, Vargem Grande, Grumari and Barra de Guaratiba, 45 km from Rio de Janeiro’s center.

RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES AND BARRA DA TIJUCA

RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES AND BARRA DA TIJUCA

Recreio dos Bandeirantes shares it’s coastline with Barra da Tijuca. Recreio dos Bandeirantes is located west of Barra, further away if you are coming from Rio’s center.

The urbanistic construction style of Recreio dos Bandeirantes differs substancially from that of Barra da Tijuca. While at Barra you will find very high buildings and skycrapers, at Recreio you will mainly see low buildings. Nevertheless you will find them pretty luxurious.

Recreio is a neighbourhood planned to bare an infraestructure to assure a high quality of life. The only proble is driving downtown, it can take you up to two hours.

RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach starts right after Barra da Tijuca and ends at Pontal Rock. After Pontal Rock you will find Macumba Beach, Prainha Beach and Grumari Beach.

At Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach the sun never get’s trapped behind sky high buildings, adding to this beach more hours of sun and beautyfull sunsets.

Recreio’s beach has a few spots absolutelly free from constructions, desserted areas that limit with the vegetation of it’s Ecological Reserve.

Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach is regularly frequented by surfers. It hosts a number of international tournaments of surf and bodyboarding.

Ther are to main surf spots at Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach. They are both located at the end of the beach, near “Pedra do Pontal”, Pontal Rock . The surf spots are “Posto 10” and “Canto do Recreio”.

PONTAL ROCK RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES

PONTAL ROCK RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES

The municipality of Rio de Janeiro has taken the iniciative of creating a Suf neighbourhood to satisfy all the needs that te practice of this sport requires.

Recreio also counts with a famous skating rink located at Pedra do Pontal.

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SURF POSTO 10 RECREIO DOS BANDEIRANTES BIG WAVES

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GRUMARI RIO DE JANEIRO – GRUMARI BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO – AMBIENTAL PRESERVATION AREA – ABRICO BEACH: NATURISM, NUDISM – PHOTOS, INFORMATION, VIDEOS

December 16, 2008
GRUMARI BEACH – RIO DE JANEIRO – PHOTOS – INFORMATION – VIDEO – MAPS – LINKS – ABRICO BEACH – NATURIS NUDISM – (APA) AMBIENTAL PRESERVATION AREA OF GRUMARI
GRUMARI RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

GRUMARI RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

Grumari is a beach and an Ambiental Protection Area located west of Rio de Janeiro. It’s 50 km away from the center of Rio, passing Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes.

At Grumari beach, Rio de Janeiro, we find the beauty that lies in the contrast of the clear blue sea and the live green of the Mata Atlántica (Rio de Janeiro’s Atlantic Forest).

 

GRUMARI BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

GRUMARI BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, is often compared with Fernando de Noronha and Hawai due to it’s beautyfull scenery.

Besides being a beach, Grumari is an Ambiental Protection Area, to be more precise “Grumari Ambiental Protection Area”, (Grumari’s APA), destined to protecto Rio de Janeiro’s Rain Forest.

Therefore, besides going to the beach the visitor may explore this tropical rain forest. The options are vast: trekking, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling, sightseeng, birdwatch. At Grumari’s APA there are native species of Brazilian flora and fauna.

GRUMARI BRASIL

GRUMARI BRASIL

Grumari Beach shares it’s 4 km coastline with Naturist Abricó Beach. Abricó Beach is located at the beginning, occupying the 1st kilometer of extension.

There is a nudist area, Abricó Beach, Rio de Janeiro, located in the first 300 meters of Grumari, in a selvatic and protected area.

Rustic, Grumari Beach is located inside an Ambiental Protection Area (APA), surrounded by hills, rock formations, and restinga vegetation. Due to it’s location the place is only habitated by 150 people, including a fisherman colony.

GRUMARI SURF SPOT RIO DE JANEIRO

GRUMARI SURF SPOT RIO DE JANEIRO

Grumari beach, Rio de Janeiro, receives strong waves that always attract sufers. It’s a classic surf spot in Rio de Janeiro. At Grumari Beach are often held National and International Surf Championships.

You reach Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, through Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighbourhood, passing Barra da Tijuca. 

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PRAINHA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL – BEACH – SURF SPOT – SURF BUS – PHOTOS – VIDEOS – MAPS

November 12, 2008
PRAINHA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO – INFORMATION – PHOTOS – LINKS – VIDEOS – (APA) AMBIENTAL PRESERVATION AREA OF GRUMARI – PRAINHA SURF SPOT – SURF BUS
PRAINHA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

PRAINHA BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

Prainha Beach is located West of the city of Rio de Janeiro, passing Barra da Tijuca, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Macumba Beach, but before arriving to Grumari.

This small beach between Mountains is considered by most the best surf spot in Rio de Janeiro.

PRAINHA RIO DE JANEIRO

PRAINHA RIO DE JANEIRO

You could reach Prainha Beach, with public transportation with the “Surf Bus”. It’s a bus specially prepared to take 30 passanger with their boards.

The itinerary of the Surf Bus is: Largo do Machado(Flamengo)- BotafogoCopacabana – IpanemaLeblonSão ConradoBarra da TijucaRecreio – Macumba – Prainha. Leaves at 7h-10h-13h-16h.

You can call 8702-2837 to confirm a place and arrange a meeting point. The Surf Bus returns at 8:30h-11.30H-14:30h-17:30h. 

PRAINHA SURF RIO DE JANEIRO

PRAINHA SURF RIO DE JANEIRO

Prainha beach has food and beverage service. During weekends Prainha can get pretty crowded, but on weekdays is almost deserted.

Prainha beach is inserted and sourrounded by vegetation of Rio de Janeiro’s Rain Forest, the “Mata Atlantica”, at Grumari’s Ambiental Protection Area.

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LEME RIO DE JANEIRO – BEACH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD – INFORMATION, PHOTOS – LEME´S ROCK – FISHERMAN´S PATHWAY

November 10, 2008
LEME RIO DE JANEIRO – PHOTOS – INFORMATION – VIDEOS – LINKS – BEACH – NEIGHBOURHOOD – AREA – ROCK – FORTRESS – PRESERVATION AREA
LEME RIO DE JANEIRO BEACH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD

LEME RIO DE JANEIRO BEACH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD

Leme is a small neighbourhood, a beach, a fortress and a Rock in the southern zone of Rio de Janeiro.

LEME BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO BESIDES COPACABANA

LEME BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO BESIDES COPACABANA

Leme beach shares it’s coastline with Copacabana. Leme is located at the beginning of the coastline, neighbouirng Urca towards the Guanabara Bay. Leme starts at the Pedra do Leme (Leme Rock) and reaches up to Av. Princesa Isabel (thats where Copacabana starts). Walking through the beach you won’t see the limit.

Leme, Rio de Janeiro, is a middle to High class residential area, neighbouiring Urca to one side, Botafogo on the back and Copacabana to the other side.

Leme Beach and Neighbourhood owe their names to the “Pedra de Leme”, (Leme’s Rock). This rock formation seen from above looks like a Leme (Helm).

 

LEME STONE RIO DE JANEIRO LOOKS LIKE A HELM FROM ABOVE

LEME STONE RIO DE JANEIRO LOOKS LIKE A HELM FROM ABOVE

At Leme Rock, Rio de Janeiro, you will find a priviledged sightseeing spot of Leme beach and Copacabana beach, a pintoresc gastronomic center, and a famous fishing spot.

If you like fishing you should visit at any time the “Caminho dos Pescadores” (Fisherman’s Pathway), a platform constructed over and around Leme Rock where locals fish.

 

LEME ROCK RIO DE JANEIRO Fishermans Pathway

LEME ROCK RIO DE JANEIRO Fisherman's Pathway

Leme’s Fortress, officially called “Forte Duque de Caxias”, can be visited on Saturdays, Sundays, and Hollydays.

The visit includes a stroll along the “Ambiental Preservation Area of the Pedra de Leme“. The exact adrress is: Praça Almirante Júlio de Noronha, no number – Leme, Rio de Janeiro.

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ARPOADOR BEACH, ROCK, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL – PHOTOS, VIDEOS, MAP, INFORMATION – IPANEMA PARK RIO DE JAENEIRO

November 9, 2008
ARPOADOR RIO DE JANEIRO: PHOTOS – INFORMATION – MAP – LINKS – BEACH – ROCK FORMATION – NEIGHBOURHOOD – DEVIL’S BEACH – GIRL FROM IPANEMA PARK
ARPOADOR RIO DE JANEIRO

ARPOADOR RIO DE JANEIRO

At the vertix, where the coasts of Copacabana and Ipanema meet, we find two beaches, a particular rock formation, and a pretty park.

The beaches are called “Praia do Diabo” (Do Diabo Beach), and “Praia do Arpoador” (Arpoador Beach), the rock is called “Pedra do Arpoador” (Arpoador Rock) , and the Park “Parque Garota de Ipanema” (Girl from Ipanema Park).

Arpoador Stone, Rio de Janeiro, is a rock formation that comes out directly from the Atlantic Ocean.

Whale hunting with harpoons was very common at this area. It was done some time ago by the indians, and continued by the Portuguese.

From this historical fact derives the name “Pedra do Arpoador”, in english (harpooner’s rock, Rio de Janeiro).

ARPOADOR STONE RIO DE JANEIRO

ARPOADOR STONE RIO DE JANEIRO

Arpoador Rock, Rio de Janeiro gives it’s name to Arpoador beach. The beach is on the right side of the rock (if we are standing on it looking at the sea). On the left side of the rock we have do Diabo beach.

ARPOADOR BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

ARPOADOR BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

Arpoador beach, Rio de Janeiro, occupies the first 800 meters of a coastline that includes Ipanema and Leblon.

Arpoador beach is a great viewpoint of the beaches of Ipanema y Leblon.

It’s a tranquil and beautyfulll beach commonly visited by families.

It’s also a very important surfing spot of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

DO DIABO BEACH ARPOADOR AREA RIO DE JANEIRO

DO DIABO BEACH ARPOADOR AREA RIO DE JANEIRO

On the left side of Arpoador’s Rock we find Do Diabo beach (Devil’s beach), Rio de Janeiro.

Praia do Diabo beach is situated between Copacabana and Ipanema. Despite being very small it has it’s own coastline in front, and wide open, to the sea. This particularity makes it very suitable for surfing.

You enter Do Diabo beach through a small green park where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and freezing cocounut water.

ARPOADOR GIRL FROM IPANEMA PARK RIO DE JANEIRO

ARPOADOR GIRL FROM IPANEMA PARK RIO DE JANEIRO

Parque Garota de Ipanema, or Girl from Ipanema Park, Rio de Janeiro, is situated in front of do Diabo and Arpoador beaches, between Av. Francisco Bhering and Francisco Otaviano Street. This green Park consists of an area de 2,58 hectares, and can be visited on a daily basis from 6 am to 7 pm.

It’s a priviledged space for paisagism and the enjoyment of vegetation. It’s also a great sporting practice area, with several sports courts, such as a skate rink and rollerblading area. It also has a children playground area.

In 1994, Girl from Ipanema Park became part of the Ambiental Protection Area of Copacabana and Arpoador. Due to this proclamation, activities that affect the local environment are not allowed.

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URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL: PHOTOS –  VIDEOS – INFORMATION – LINKS – NEIGHBOURHOOD – URCA BEACH – URCA  HILL – HOME OF THE SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN – RED AND OUTSIDE BEACHES AT URCA
URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL

URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRASIL

URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:

URCA is the denomination of a neighbourhood, a beach and a hill, mountain or morro.

Urca is the smallest neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, but in it’s perimeter we find three hills, three beaches, two fortresses and the mythicall Sugar Loaf complex.

The neighbourhood is situated at the limit where the Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Urca neighbours Botafogo towards the Guanabara Bay and Copacabana towards the Atlantic Ocean.

URCA NEIGHBOURHOOD RIO DE JANEIRO

URCA NEIGHBOURHOOD RIO DE JANEIRO

MOUNTAINS AT URCA AREA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:

The three hills, mountains, or as the Carioca call them “Morros” are: Morro da Urca, Mount Urca, or Urca Mountain, (that’s where the name of the neighbourhood comes from), Morro Pão de Açúcar, in english the Sugar Loaf Mountain (with it’s telesferical ride), and Morro Cara de Cao (which in english means dog face mountain).

Mount Urca and Mount Babilonia, (the last one situated in neighbouring Copacabana), are two rock formations very suitable for mountain climbing at begginner and intermediate level. On the way up you can admire the beautyfull scenery of the Guanabara Bay, the Sugar Loaf, the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches of the area.

URCA BEACHES RED BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

URCA BEACHES RED BEACH RIO DE JANEIRO

BEACHES AT URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:

The three beaches (praias in portuguese) found at this pintoresc area are: Praia de Urca (Urca beach), receiving the calm waters of the Guanabara Bay), Praia de Fora (Outside beach), and Praia Vermelha (Red beach). The last two beaches are set at the Atlantic Ocean, and are apt for swimming. The beaches are an obligated visit upon mountain climbing, trekking, biking, or after visiting the Sugar Loaf.

URCA RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL – HISTORICAL RELEVANCE:

Urca is also well known due to it’s historical relevance. It was in this area where Estácio de Sá founded Rio de Janeiro. Historians situate the exact spot at Praia de Fora Beach, at the base of Mountain or Morro Cara de Cao.

This is also the reason why we find at the base of the Sugar Loaf Mountain the “Sao Joao fortress”.

 

URCA SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN COMPLEX RIO DE JANEIRO

URCA SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN COMPLEX RIO DE JANEIRO

URCA HOME OF THE SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN COMPLEX RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL:

URCA, Rio de Janeiro, has the privilege of being the home of the famous “SugarLoaf Mountain”.

The Sugar Loaf complex consists of a telesferical visit to Mount Urca, as a first stop, and to Mount Sugarloaf as second and final stop. At the first stop in Urca Hill you will find restaurants that are open all day long. At Sugar Loaf Hill (much taller than Urca Hill), you will find an amazing view of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

MOUNT URCA HILL RIO DE JANEIRO

MOUNT URCA HILL RIO DE JANEIRO

Usefull Links on Urca Rio de Janeiro:

Sugar Loaf Hill Official website

Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro, Urca neighbourhood

VIDEO OF URCA RIO DE JANEIRO:

URCA MAP:

URCA MAP RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

URCA MAP RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL

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