By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Away from the crowded Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, further down the coast and 20km past the residential neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, is Praia de Grumari (Grumari Beach), a rustic beach located in an environmentally protected area surrounded by cliffs and a national park.

Almost isolated, the winding narrow road that leads to Grumari from Recreio dos Bandeirantes first brings you to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here