The Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Oeste

From hidden nudist areas to renowned surfing spots, some of the most stunning beaches in Rio are set along Zona Oeste's 27 kilometers of sand.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One doesn't need to go too far in order to enjoy a paradise-like beach this summer. Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone), the city's largest region, offers at least sixteen stunning beaches, most of them about an hour away from Zona Sul (South Zone).

From Joatinga to the very end of Guaratiba beach, Zona Oeste's 27 kilometers of sand are ready to please all tastes.

Zona Oeste's first beach is Praia da Joatinga, the closest one to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?