Take the ferry from Rio into Niteroi. Niteroi offers the beaches of Rio without all of the congestion. The locals say the best thing about Niteroi is the view of Rio across the bay.
Go to the Atlantic side of the city and you will find some of the worlds best surf, where yearly international competitions are held (Itacoatiara Beach).
Great place to go to get away from it all while still remaining close to everything!
Ah, Rio. Take a perfect seaside spot, backed up by wavering mountains. Plant Christ the Redeemer on a hill to look over it all, and fill in the gaps with a city so steeped in passion that lea…