You can’t imagine a trip to Brazil without visions of sparkling sand, crystalline water and beautifully bronze-tanned bodies. Brazil has 2,095 distinct beaches along a 4,650-mile coastline. And while Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema and Copacabana beaches top the list of the world’s best beaches; there are plenty under-the-radar seaside spots that have the perfect mix of water sports, relaxation eye candy. Here’s our recommendations for the best beaches in Brazil.
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