Grumari Beach#11 in Best Things To Do in Rio de Janeiro
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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 nearly 2 miles of white and red sand. Part retreat for sun-seekers, part environmental reserve, 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 note that the trek there may take you awhile. Recent visitors said that even though the beach is about an hour's drive from the city, it's a hidden gem worth checking out.
This small beach may be beyond the hustle and bustle in Zona Sul, but don't be fooled: Beach bums flock to Grumari on the weekends. Located west of Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, Grumari Beach is just about 2 miles east of Prainha along Estrada de Guanabara. There are limited dining and shopping options nearby, so bring your own food and drink if you plan to stay the afternoon. Grab a taxi or rental car for a visit to Grumari, as public transportation doesn't reach the nature reserve.
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