Internationally renowned for its annual Carnival, Rio de Janeiro stays vibrant with exhilarating energy all year round. Located along the South Atlantic coast and surrounded by the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado Peak, and the hills of Tijuca, the harbor of Rio looks like the mouth of a river.
The harbor of Rio is considered as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and its beaches with breathtaking views attract millions of tourists to this city every year. LATAM Airlines provide regular flights from many American cities to Rio de Janeiro at very nominal prices. To book LATAM Airlines tickets and make flight reservations online, visit ticket booking websites.
Here’s our pick of some of the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro popular among international tourists:
With the Sugarloaf Mountains in its backdrop, the view of the sunset from the beach will make you realize why Copacabana is considered one of the most famous stretches of sand in the world. The beach is a hub of fun-filled activities all year round and is quite well-known for surfing and the innumerable caipirinha kiosks lined up along the beach.
Located just past the Copacabana beach, the Ipanema beach is in an upscale neighborhood where you would generally find all well-groomed men and women lying on the beach in their swimsuits and with a cold beer. Apart from its picturesque location and beautiful crowd, other things noticeable at Ipanema beach include people playing soccer, volleyball, surfing, and vendors selling all kinds of things starting from bathing suits, beers, books to coconuts.
BARRA DA TIJUCA
This 11-mile of white sand stretch is the longest beach in Rio. Well-known for its excellent waves, clear waters, and perfect weather, the Barra da Tijuca attracts a lot of beach sports enthusiasts. The Barra da Tijuca was host to several events in the 2016 Summer Olympics and board surfers, kite surfers, windsurfers, etc. are a part of the usual crowd spotted here.
Some other notable beaches in Rio worth visiting if you’ve got time to spare include Prainha Beach, Ilha Grande, Paraty beach, Joatinga beach, etc. LATAM Airlines tickets and reservations can be availed online from several websites or on a toll-free call.