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Prainha Review

The length of two football fields, Prainha is a vest-pocket beach favored by surfers, who take charge of it on weekends. The swimming is good, but watch out for surfboards. On weekdays, especially in the off-season, the beach is almost empty; on weekends, particularly in peak season, the road to and from Prainha and nearby Grumari is so crowded it almost becomes a parking lot. Amenities: toilets; showers. Best for: swimming; surfing; sunset.

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  • Address: 35 km (22 miles) west of Ipanema on coast road; accessible only by car from Av. Lúcio Costa (Av. Sernambetiba), Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, 22785–250 | Map It
  • Location: Beyond the Zona Sul
Updated: 06-20-2013

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