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Red Beach

Red Beach

Praia Vermelha is a small stretch of beach between the base of the sugarloaf mountain and the hill of Babylon within the Urca neighborhood. The beach is an excellent place to spend an afternoon combined with a visit to the Sugarloaf Mountain. On the left side of the beach is a nice and easy trail at the foot of the Sugarloaf Mountain. On the right side of the beach is a military club with a nice bar which is open to the public. The view from the bar is magnificent. 

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Leme Beach

Leme Beach

The Leme Beach is a located next to Copacabana Beach in the Leme neighborhood and starts at the division by the Princes Isabel Avenue between Copacabana and Leme. The beach has the same facilities as Copacabana Beach but is much less frequented than its neighbor. It is an ideal beach to stay with your family and has calmer currents then Copacabana, just watch out for the currents around the Leme Rock at the left side of the beach. The Leme Neighborhood has only a few hotels and restaurants.

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Ipanema Beach and Neighborghood

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema beach and the neighborhood with the same name got international fame withe the song "Girl from Ipanema". The beach can be found between the beaches of Arpoador and Leblon and has a beautiful view on the "two brothers" (Dois Irmãos), two mountains who give the western side of the beach a marvelous horizon. The beach itself is used for all kinds of leisure and sports. The name of the neighborhood itself comes from the tupi-guarani Indians, Ipanema means "bad water", bad water because the water is to violent to find fish near the beach.

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Copacabana Beach and Neighborhood

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana beach is located in the neighborhood that carries the same name, in the southern area of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Considered one of the most famous beaches in the world and affectionately nicknamed by the population of Rio as "Princess of the Sea", the history of Copacabana beach is a mix of tradition, glamour and glory. Its sands are home to large events such as world championships of beach soccer, volleyball world championships, concerts, bringing together up to 1 million people (such as the Rolling Stones) and the biggest New Year party on the planet with more than 2 million people and magnificent fireworks. The big avenue at the beachfront is called Atlantic Avenue.

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