"Surfer's Haven" Saquarema by Lady_Disdain

Saquarema Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 24 photos

Much more than surfing

Saquarema is a beach town around 100 km north of Rio de Janeiro.

It was a surfer's haven in the 70s, but it is equally friendly to family and singles. It has plenty of simple but good (and cheap!) restaurants, nice pousadas and great beaches!

Don't miss Sergey, an old time Brazilian rock star who hangs around. If you talk to him, he will tell you all about the times he played with Janis Joplin! Of course, he is also a poster child for the ravages of too much rock'n'roll...

The beaches

Saquarema was a quiet fishing village until surfers discovered its waves. So, obviously, there are plenty of surfing beaches! The casual bather should be aware of string waves and undertows!

But the rocks also create a sheltered beach good for families, with few waves. The water is still cold, though! Before you dive, check the other bathers - if there are only children and surfers, it is cold. If the grandmas and beach babes are in, then it is warm.

Ocasionally, specially during the summer, sand banks will form, to the delight of children, who can wade all the way out.

Banana boats will also be around during the summer - a lot of fun!

  • Last visit to Saquarema: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 2:08 PM

    sounds like just my sort of place

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2006 at 1:47 PM

    now that looks like a very nice place. :O)

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2006 at 10:58 AM

    if this image is any example, you should put up lots of fotos, lots. Meanwhile I will email you my 2 favorites. One you may never have seen in brazil.

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