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Itaúna Beach

Saquarema is a town of 91,000 people (2016) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in the Southeast of Brazil.


Saquarema has beautiful beaches: Massambaba, Barra Nova, Prainha, Boqueirão, Itaúna, Jaconé, Vilatur and Vila, with favorable conditions for surfing. One of the most famous is Itaúna beach. A predominantly tourist city, it is also known as "The national surfing capital". The waves on its beaches are among the best in the country.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

From Rio the "1001" bus ride costs R$33 (Dec 2021).

By carpooling[edit]

There are rides offered from Rio for around R$25 (Dec 2021) on Blablacar.

By car[edit]

It is about 100 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The main road accesses are:

  • RJ-106 - Amaral Peixoto Highway
  • RJ-118 - Office Sampaio Corrêa - Jaconé - Ponta Negra.
  • RJ-124 - Via Lagos
  • RJ-128 - Av. Saquarema/Estrada do Palmital

Get around[edit]


  • Itaúna Beach.
  • Sambaqui da Beirada (archaeological site of 4,500 years)
  • Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (parish church) from 1630


In addition to national and international surfing championships, religious festivals are an important attraction for local tourism. The main tourist attractions of the city are: beaches, lakes, waterfalls and cascades, and mountains.


Surfing. Being considered the Brazilian surf capital, being in Saquarema is a great opportunity to learn the sport. At Itaúna beach look for the ESI School.






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