Top 7 Beaches in Brazil


Going to a beach in Brazil is more than just soaking up the tan. The tiny bikinis, the incredible energy of people playing sports, the sand and sea, all come together and offer an amazing time for those who choose to spend time on a beach in Brazil.

With so many beautiful beaches all over the country, it’s hard to choose just seven to include in our top. But we’ve given it a try and here are the winners.

1. Praia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

It is located on the island of Fernando de Noronha, about 350 km off Brazil’s east coast. There is a limited number of visitors allow on the island at any given time and the beach is not exactly easy to reach either. You can get here by boat or by ladders attached to the cliff.

Atalaia, also in the same area, is ideal for snorkeling. The water is very clear so bring that underwater camera with you.

2. Lagoinha do Leste, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

It’s another beach located on an island, Florianopolis, off the beaten bath. You can reach it after a truck ride in the rainforest or after a boat ride. It’s also possible to camp here so bring the necessary equipment and enjoy the nature for a while. And, by the way, Florianopolis has 42 beaches, with Praia Mole being the most popular.

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3. Alter do Chao, Para

It’s one of the best beaches in Brazil and it’s not ever near the ocean, but deep in the rainforest. Spend time on the beach and try the local specialty, of course, very fresh fish. The beach is located about 30 km from rainforest city of Santarem.

4. Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro

The beach is linked to Ipanema and Copacabana, but it’s more of a local’s beach, while the two others are filled with tourists. It lit at night so you can spend time here surfing 24/7 , without the crowds.

5. Praia de Fazenda, Sao Paulo

It’s another off the beaten path beach. Just go 4 km up the river and you’ll have the beach to yourself. Pay attention and you’ll see dolphins and whales if you go kayaking in the bay.

6. Caraiva, Bahia

This is another off the beaten path beach which tends to get a bit crowded in the summer. But fear not, it doesn’t last for long and soon enough you can have the beach to yourself. Motorized vehicles aren’t good here so it’s either walking or…using a donkey. The beach is very long and you can literally walk an entire day and not find its end. Hotels can be found in Rio Caraiva, a short boat trip from the beach.

7. Bonete, São Paulo state

Put on your walking shoes and be ready to pass by waterfalls and shady trees in order to get to this gem. After 15 km in the dense forest you’ll see the golden beach and clear blue water. It’s also possible to get here by boat from Sepituba. The beach is ideal for surfing and camping is possible. Otherwise you can stay with a local fisherman.

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