The 10 most beautiful beaches in Brazil

September 19, 2019

From Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, from Salvador de Bahia to Fernando de Noronha: there is no doubt that some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in Brazil.

Brazil, Praia do Sancho

One of the reasons why you choose to visit Brazil are undoubtedly its beaches, among the most beautiful in the world. And not only from a landscape point of view, but also because of the beach bars, parties, live music. The beaches of the cities of Brazil are guaranteed fun. But if you are more interested in nature and silence, there are stretches of coast and less frequented archipelagos that are authentic uncontaminated paradises.

Making a selection of the most beautiful beaches is very difficult, because they are all fabulous. We tried to list ten, urban and full of services but also isolated and wild.
ou just have to choose your favourite one and leave!

From Rio de Janeiro to Salvador: the top 10 beaches

Here is a mini guide to the most beautiful beaches of this amazing country.

1. Copacabana

Copacabana is probably the most famous beach in Rio de Janeiro. Located in the south, it is not popular for the sea as for the nightlife, events, football matches improvised at any time of day. It is located in the homonymous district, the most populous and known of Rio.

View of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

2. Ipanema

Another very famous beach in Rio is that of Ipanema, in the most chic district of the city. Located between the ocean and the lagoon, it has been dedicated to a famous song bossanova, "Garota de Ipanema".

Ipanema beach sidewalk in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Arpoador

Less known than the lively beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, Arpoador is also a beach in Rio. From the most relaxed atmospheres, it is loved by surfers and offers breathtaking sunsets.

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arpoador beach is more peaceful than the lively beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.

4. Fernando de Noronha

The archipelago Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of incomparable beauty, full of fabulous beaches loved by surfers and divers. Praia da Sancho is one of the most beautiful beaches, but they all leave you breathless.

Beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
A wild beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

5. Jericoacoarà

At 300 km from Fortaleza in the state of Ceara, here is Jericoacoara, a paradise for surfing. The landscape is characterized by thin sand dunes that reach the sea.

Fishermen village in Jericoacoarà beach in Brazil
Jericoacoarà beach in Brazil.

6. Lopes Mendes

At 170 km from Rio, Ilha Grande is a small island of waterfalls, lagoons and many wild beaches, among which the most sensational is Lopes Mendes.

Lopes Mendes beach in Brazil
The beautiful Lopes Mendes beach in Brazil.

7. Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis

A beach in southern Brazil, near the town of Florianopolis, with a thin white beach, ideal for surfing, windsurfing and nature excursions.

Beach at Lagoinha del Este, Florianopolis, Brazil
Beach at Lagoinha del Este.

8. Praia do Forno

Not far from Rio, Praia do Forno is a lively beach with sand like talcum powder and intense blue water.

View of Praia da Forno beach, Brazil
The stunning Praia d Forno beach.

9.Barra Beach, Salvador de Bahia

Porto da Barra Beach is located in the Barra district of Salvador de Bahia, at the entrance to the Baía de Todos os Santos. There is a small colonial fort and a white church on a hill. The water is calm and the sunsets wonderful.

Palms in Salvador de Bahia beach in Brazil
A beach in Salvador de Bahia.

10. Joaquina Beach

Beach of the city of Florianopolis in southern Brazil, much appreciated by surfers but also by lovers of other sports including sandboarding, or surfing on the sand dunes.

Joaquina Beach in Brazil
Joaquina Beach frtom above.

Wouldn't you like to lie down on one of these beaches right now?

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