BEST BEACHES IN BRAZIL
Transparent azure waters and white sand that goes on for miles - we explore Brazil's most exquisite beaches that are ideal for both laid-back as well as luxury seeking travellers
Words: Emily Georgieva
Photography: Joao Ferreira, Kensuke Saito, Jonathan Borba
22 March 2019
Hot weather, white sand and transparent azure waters - take us there as soon as possible. The beaches in Brazil are some of the most pristine ones in the world. Truly reflecting the rare nature of the country, the places where the land meets the sea are stunning all across the country. How could you possibly resist a visit to the beach if you ever find yourself in Brazil?!
We love the crisp smell of sea salt in the air that hits you as soon as you enter a beach town and the sand that sticks to your feet when you walk along the coastline. There is nothing quite like it to give you an authentic experience of Brazil. Here is a list of our favourite beaches you should head to once you have explored the exciting cities and visited the smaller villages.
Praia do Leblon
If you want to find the perfect combination between the buzz of the city and the tranquility of the seaside, look no further than Praia do Leblon. The beach is easy to get to and its beauty is worthy of your time. Sitting right next to Ipanema, the beach is ideal if you don't want to waste time travelling. After you are done soaking up the sunshine, visit the city and lose track of time wandering the markets and alleyways where you can always find something beautiful to buy and a nice restaurant to have dinner at.
Have you already ticked Copacabana off your list and now you are looking for a similar spot? We've been there and we managed to find the ideal beach. Existing as an extension of Copacabana, Leme Beach is everything you need from a bohemian hotspot. Locals have moved there to settle in a peaceful tucked-away corner of the Brazilian coastline and the view of the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the distance will have you fall in love with the country all over again. The hills of Forte do Leme and Forte Duque de Caxias will be quick to get to if you are up for a hiking adventure after you have enjoyed the day swimming in the sea.
We simply love this place. It is so elegantly attractive that our team cannot resist a stop there whenever we travel to Brazil. Imagine turquoise waters, soft sand that goes on for miles and the kind of silence that fills your soul with happiness. Jericoacoara is where you should head to whether you are a luxury traveller looking for their next dream vacation spot or if you are a bohemian nomads expecting to find one-of-a-kind beaches that will make it to the top of your list.
Praia da Joatinga
We love to encourage travellers to visit places with the locals in mind. There is no better way to connect to a destination and learn about its culture and history than when you are chatting to a local about things you are curious to know, which are not included in your travel guides. This beach is located near resident areas, which gives nomads the perfect opportunity to bond with the trendy locals. The beautiful water transforms from light blue to green giving the beach an Insta worthy appeal at any moment. Grab your sunscreen, your beach towel and your caps and head down to Praia da Joatinga.
A stunning oasis, this beach will manage to spoil even the pickiest of travellers. Surfers head there to catch waves in the peaceful bay and lovers of the sun visit to spend the day with nothing else to worry about but the sunshine warming up their skin. Enjoying nature at the beach is easy enough as unlike many other hotspots across the coast in the country, Prainha Beach hasn't been affected by developments yet. Instead of apartment complexes and boutique hotels, expect to find white sand and kiosks from which you can buy freshly caught seafood to enjoy at the beach.
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