10 Best Beaches in Brazil

These are the best of the best beaches Brazil has to offer.

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Braaaazil, the land of mountains, islands, beaches and beautiful people. Brazil is one of the most popular destinations in the world. It has a along history, rich culture and tradition. If you are from The United States and Canada, you no longer need a VISA to visit Brazil.

Below are the best beaches in Brazil. If you think we missed one, let us know in the comments section.

#1 Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro

This world class beach is one of the best beach in the world. Copacabana attracts tourists from all over the world. The beach is about 4.5 KM and is one of the most important sites in Rio (same say the most important). Huge beach with lots of kiosks, cafes, hotels, and much, much more along the beach. Keep all your valuables at your hotels or airbnb’s though because this beach is very crowded and you might get pick pocketed. Is it safe? Yes, but just be careful with your belongings. Also do not go at night, definitely not safe at night. Definitely a MUST visit.

#2 Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro

Many say that Ipanema beach is the nicest beach in all of Rio, even nicer than Copacabana. It is more relaxed and not as overcrowded as Copa (yes there are lots of people but manageable), and it has clean water, good infrastructure and great vibes. Because the water is cold, and waves are high, we do not recommend you swim but surf here instead. Great sunsets and definitely a top 5 beach in Brazil.

#3 Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara

Recognized as one of the top 10 beaches in the world by The Washington Post, Jericoacoara is our top 3 is beach one this list. The magnificent beach is famous for its water activities such as board surfing, kite surfing, and more. It is a fun beach destination with more of a local vibe than the first two beach listed above.

4# Lençóis Maranhenses, Maranhão

Lençóis Maranhenses, Maranhão

Lençóis is not like your typical beach, It is in fact a National Park! But this place is so beautiful… so unique and interesting that we had to include it in the top 5. The place is filled with blue logons surrounded by white beautiful sands. It is without question, one of the most beautiful places in the world and we highly recommend.

#5 Galés Beach, Maragogi

Galés Beach, Maragogi

Another special place, coral reefs as far as the eye can see. This is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see in your life. Natural pools, Coconut palms and a plethora of eateries to choose from, this massive beach has a lot to offer. The sand is not quite as good as the options above but this beach is nice and the natural pools compensate for any cons.

6# Gonzaga beach (Santos) Beach

This beach has soft beautiful sand, some of the best in Brazil. The waters are calm and beautiful, but keep in mind that it gets hot here, so I recommend you bring a hat and a bottle of water if need. It is a fun place to be; expect to see people playing beach volleyball, walking their top, and all the fun beach activities you can expect.

7# Praia do Forno (Oven’s Beach)

My friend who went to this beach said “this is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life“. It is easy to see why he felt that way, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Crystal clear waters, peaceful and very relaxing. An excellent place to take pictures for you instagram models out there or YouTubers.

8# Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Baia_do_Sancho_Fernando de_Noronha_Brazil

This beach is a hidden gem in Brazil because most people don’t talk about it, but Baia do Sancho is a great beach. It has clear crystal turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling, etc. It is so peaceful and quiet here, it will be sure to put your mind at ease especially for those of you who have NO interest in overcrowded beaches like Copacabana or Ipanema.

9# Taipus de Fora, Marau, Bahia

Taipus de Fora, Marau, Bahia

This beach is clean, and beautiful. It is consistently voted as one of the top 10 beaches in Brazil. This beach is a paradise for a lot of people with calm waters, and palm trees as far as the eye can see. The beach has clean, beautiful sand.

10# Antunes Beach – Maragogi, Brazil

Even those it is last one this list, a lot of people argue that Antunes Beach is the most beautiful beach in Brazil. Just a few years ago, it was a quiet secluded beach to now being one of the most crowded beaches in Brazil. The water is crystal clear and the temperature is excellent. No aggressive waves because of the reef so it is quiet and great for swimming.

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