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Rio de Janeiro to get its first naturist beach

Nudist beach will be an hour's drive from Copacabana beach in Rio.
Nudist beach will be an hour’s drive from Copacabana beach in Rio. Image by Lima Pix / CC BY 2.0

After a topless protest and a campaign by activists, Rio de Janeiro has gotten its first naturist beach. Abrico beach is an hour drive from the city centre and will serve as a haven for those who prefer to sunbathe without clothes. Although Brazil is known for its skimpy bikinis and carnival costumes, public nudity is frowned upon and is not tolerated on beaches. Read more: theguardian.com