Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - Most Rio de Janeiro residents will come to the beach during the weekends for a tanning session. It is one of the most urbanized beaches in the world, but it is still the top beach in Brazil based by the number of people it hosts every weekend.
Brazil, the largest country in Latin America and fifth largest in the world in terms of size and population is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the East. It boasts a whopping 7,491-kilometer coastline. This coastline is further enhanced by Brazilian Islands such as Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atoll, Saint Peter and Paul Rocks, and Trindade and Martim Vaz.
To understand the sheer size of this country, you need to know that 47% of the South American continent is within the Brazilian borders. Brazil is the most visited country by travelers in South America. Of its top attractions, beaches rank on the top. Below are its best 5 beaches.
1. Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Most Rio de Janeiro residents will come to the beach during the weekends for a tanning session. It is one of the most urbanized beaches in the world, but it is still the top beach in Brazil based by the number of people it hosts every weekend. If you are a visitor in Rio, you are better off enjoying the beach during the weekdays, it is less crowded.
2. Lopes Mendes in Ilha Grande
This is one of the few beaches that you will find in Brazil that has not been spoilt by development. It features crystal clear water and soft sand. The waves on the ocean are ideal for surfing.
3. Boipeba in Bahia
Boipeba is Bahia's top beach destination and Bahia is Brazil's top beach destination. That analogy alone is enough to describe how beautiful Boipeba is. It features rows of palmed beach lines in a largely undeveloped region. It is the best place to sunbathe and play beach games as well as water games in Brazil.
4. Praia dos Golfinos in Praia da Pipa
This beach is one of the four beaches in Praia da Pipa. It is completely secluded and if you want to skinny dip, go right ahead. The only witnesses to your nudity will be the dolphins that come up on the sea level to take a gulp of fresh breath. This beach will run away with your heart - I promise.
5. Fernando de Noronha
This is a volcanic island about 350 miles from the Brazilian coastline. It is a territory of Brazil and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. They include; Praia dos Sancho, Baía dos Porcos, and Atalaia. If you love seclusion and sunbathing in the nude, then this Island is off the beaten path enough to do just that and more. It is the place you get naughty without fearing the prying eyes of the local authorities.
Brazil is huge, but in this hugeness lays some little hidden gemstones that you will do a great disservice if you do not visit them.