Fodor's Expert Review Praia do Vidigal

Ipanema and Leblon Beach

Quiet Vidigal Beach is next to the Sheraton Grand Rio hotel. The small stretch of sand was the playground of residents of the nearby Vidigal favela until the hotel was built in the 1970s. These days it's practically a private beach for hotel guests. The water is calm enough for swimming, but like others in Rio can be dirty after heavy rainfall. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: swimming.

Beach Free

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  22450–221, Brazil

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