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By Nicholas Storey, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Saquarema is a seaside town, 100 kilometers northeast of Rio de Janeiro, famous for hosting the world surfing championships in Itaúna and the volleyball championships in Barra Nova.

The beach community comes alive on the weekends when families get together to partake in the area's many outdoor activities, and often just to sit back, relax and barbecue in the late-day sunshine. Anyone thinking of coming to visit the area before buying can stay at any one of several of pousadas, the best of which is the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?