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7 Aug 2019
“Beach bar heaven”
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Praia de Botafogo 400, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250-910, Brazil
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Spent the day on the beach DID NOT go swimming even though the locals do, nice sandy beach seemed safe enough just me and my mate. When the sun got too hot we toured the bars starting 1 end and finishing at the other, drinking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alistair w
Reviewed 26 July 2019

We loved the beach here. Botafogo bay is a must visit if you are travelling to Rio. We loved how you can see Suger Loaf mountain from the beach and it is clean and beautiful. Going during this time of the year is best because...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Dreamer784143
Reviewed 19 February 2018

It's very nice to go to Botafogo Praia Shopping, on Praia de Botafogo to enjoy its different sorts of restaurants, bars, to go shopping and - most important of all - have an amazing view of Botafogo Beach! But it's not recommended to swim.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tania P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Walked and thought we would go along to the bay, and when we got there, was no a sole in site!!!! was polluted. But the area was nice

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank A to Z
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you get a chance to be in the area, there are many places to take a photo; this is one of my favorite places to see the bay. We actually bought lunch to go and ate here for our break.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jim-Tammy
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Could not resist swimming in Botafogo bay. It was bloody hot and I saw some locals swimming. Very refreshing, just don't submerge. The cleaner beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are just so far away and to observe Rio from the water was just too tempting....More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Even if Botafogo beach is not a place appropriate for swimming or sun bathing, the panoramic view is stunning. There is a wonderful bike/pedestrian lane going around the bay and continues further to both directions, Flamengo and Copacabana, which is very much enjoyable early in...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Maxbirsa
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Botafogo Bay is a fine place to walk/cycle and photography for a day. Sadly the beach is polluted. But the Botafogo is still worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a great place to visit and photograph, too bad the beach and whole Guanabara bay are polluted! Along the road there's a sidepath for bikes/pedestrians from which there are incredible views of the Pão de Açúcar.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very lovely stretch of beach and where the boat dwellers more up. Very picturesque and more of a genuine feel.

Date of experience: February 2016
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