Pista Cláudio Coutinho
Everyone loves this paved 2km trail winding along the southern contour of Morro do Urca. It’s a lush treed area, with the waves crashing...
Forte Duque de Caxias
More commonly known as Forte do Leme, this military base is open to the public. Visitors can walk to the top of Morro do Leme (Leme...
Praia da Urca
This tiny beach is popular with neighborhood kids who gather here for pick-up football games when school is not in session (and...
Just beside Praia Vermelha, Terra Brasilis has gorgeous views of Pão de Açúcar looming overhead. Jazzy Música Popular Brasileira (MPB)...
Bar do David
Located in Chapéu Mangueira favela, this simple open-sided eatery serves excellent snacks. The chef and owner David Vieira Bispo was...
Praça General Tibúrcio · interesting places nearby
Praia Vermelha information
Beneath Morro da Urca, narrow Praia Vermelha has superb views of the rocky coastline from the shore. Its coarse sand gives the beach the name vermelha (red). Because the beach is protected by the headland, the water is usually calm.