By Hakan Almerfors, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana and Ipanema are beaches famous around the world, but there are plenty more to discover in Rio de Janeiro.

Here is a collection of beaches that are known and frequented by few tourists but well worth a visit. The best time to go is weekdays, weekends get very crowded and the traffic situation then is bad.

Praia Vermelha This beach is wedged in between two huge boulders of rock right at the base for the Sugarloaf cable car. Combining a trip to the top with some beach time is . . .

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