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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Praia do Botafogo

  • Beach–Sight

Updated 09/30/2013

Fodor's Review

Though very much a strand, the Zona Sul's most polluted beach doesn't attract swimmers and sunbathers. Locals joke that the fish here come ready-coated in oil for frying, but don't let that stop you from jogging along the sidewalk if you're staying nearby. Early risers are often rewarded with a stunning sunrise from this shore. Amenities: none. Best for: sunrise.

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Between Praça Praia Nova and Praça Marinha do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 22250–040, Brazil

Updated 09/30/2013


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