First Nude Beach Legalized in Grumari, Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Abricó Beach located in Grumari in Rio de Janeiro's Zona Oeste (West Zone) had been a known site for practicing nudists and naturists since the 1970s, on November 6th Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes sanctioned a law proclaiming the over 250 square meter stretch of shoreline a legal naturist area, making it Rio's first nude beach.

The naturists in Rio de Janeiro originally chose Abricó Beach for its undeveloped qualities, lush foliage, white sandy beaches and private location. Nestled between the mountains and the shoreline near . . .

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