Brazil is beach country. There are more beaches located in the country than you’ll probably ever visit. They aren’t just an important pastime for tourists, they are also important to locals. Brazil has over 8,000 km of coastline and thousands of beaches, most of them you’ll probably never visit. That’s why it’s important to visit the best beaches Brazil has to offer. Hera are some of our favorites:
Praia do Toque, Alagoas
Here lies 15 km of beach protected by reef and lack of highway. Those who know about it know that to get there you need to turn off the highway and take the local road into the trees and villages. 20 minutes north of the beach is a manatee sanctuary that can easily be reached, and you can hire a fishing boat at low tide and visit the tidal pools. What’s more is that the water at this beach is always, always warm.
There’s no motorized transport allowed on this beach – so quiet breezes and water prevail. Oh, and the sound of mules pulling carts, which are the only alternative to walking. The beach is long, more than a days walk in both directions, and you’re surrounded by nothing but goal posts and golden sand.
Bonete, Sao Paulo State
Walking the paths to reach this beach is half the fun, you’ll pass waterfalls and beautiful coastal forest. Once you reach the beach, it’s nothing but blue waters and golden sand. This is a great surfing spot as well. You can camp on the beach, rent a canoe, or just lay in the sun and soak up some rays.
This beach stretches for 1,100 km of coastline. Beautiful reef pools can be found here, and a huge pool offers great snorkeling and viewing of tropical fish. There’s even a bar in front of the reef pool, Bar das Meninas, that has some fabulous seafood and cocktails. The beach is also notoriously beautiful at night.
Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro
This is a continuance of Ipanema beach, and it’s strikingly beautiful. Surfers and local bathers love this spot of beach as well because the tides are great and the rays of sun are just right. The Azul Marinho restaurant also sits on the beach, where you can enjoy a great beach cocktail and some fresh prawns. You may even catch a local band of musicians practicing, or young children practicing capoeira (Brazilian dance fighting).