- Type: Beaches
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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You won't find beachfront restaurants, luxurious hotels, or plentiful kiosks here. Without them, you'll have space to stretch out on the 1.5 miles of white and red sand to admire Rio's beautiful scenery. A favored retreat by sun-seekers, this lovely beach is a ways away from the swooning tourists at Copacabana and Ipanema.
Travelers rave about Grumari Beach's cleanliness and natural beauty, but the trek there may take you awhile. A recent TripAdvisor user notes, "Be ready to drive one hour from Ipanema, for example. This is the place to come for the most pristine beach in Rio."
This small beach may be beyond the hustle and bustle in Zona Sul, but don't be fooled: Sun-seekers flock to Grumari on the weekends. Located west of Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, Grumari Beach is just a five-minute walk from Prainha along Estrada de Guaratiba.