Praia da Macumba
Praia da Macumba
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flaviaviland
Stavanger, Norway151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
The waves & water are the best in whole Rio de Janeiro city.

The people around usualy came from low class part of the neibohood, they are more simple. Plenty of alcohol on kiosks, I think, colourful adults drinks got more usually with brand & blendings then other beachs in Rio.

There´s a lot surfing. Two big rocks to be explored, one very easy to walk over, the other with, 1or 2 levels climbing.

Other significant thing is you may find more local kids, specially in the weekends.

Like other beach its coupled with WC stations & kioskes with warm food!
I think during the 60´s & 70´s there was many set of film there , or from that time til nowadays still very popular keepinf film set for commercials & tv programs. There's a lot of internacional surf festivals there. I can count that beach is the most photografed beach in Rio.
Written 26 August 2011
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angelamartinelli2019
Sao Paulo, SP48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Very nice beach near barra, reserva and recreio - worth cycling from recreio - just 2 km or even from reserva.
Written 28 March 2017
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Sally C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Great beach far from the chaos of central Rio, or the crowded bustle of Ipanema. The protected beach at the eastern corner, by Morro de Pontal, is great for swimming and for surfing beginners/longboarders.
Written 19 July 2015
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mvq2014
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
When we went to Praia da Macumba, the beach was empty and there were not waves in the sea. Although it's very far away compared to the traditional beaches we hear of in Rio, the water was great, and the sand was also to lie down and get some tan.
Written 29 December 2014
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wu2607
Sao Paulo, SP158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
When we went to Praia da Macumba, the beach was empty and there were not waves in the sea. Although it's very far away compared to the traditional beaches we hear of in Rio, the water was great, and the sand was also to lie down and get some tan.
Written 8 December 2014
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jarlbertil
Rio de Janeiro, RJ174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
It is the only beach that you cannot see from the street in Rio. It is the beach for surfing, right after the end of Barra Beach. Nice stop on the way to Prinha and Grumari
Written 10 September 2012
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Frederico N
Rio de Janeiro297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It used to be beautiful. It still is, but occupation got out of hand. On weekdays can be a nice visit. Clean waters, I suppose.
Written 20 January 2012
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VeraNunes_37
Sao Paulo, SP176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful beach, good to stay as it has a good movement of kiosks, I stopped by with my colleagues just to see the fair and take some photos. But it is very beautiful to stay and rest for a while. There are several restaurants around it.
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Written 4 February 2024
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