The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro got its first official nudist beach this week , in what one activist calls a "courageous decision" by lawmakers. The spot is Abrico Beach , about an hour's drive from the city's center. At least one "naturist" group has been gathering here on weekends for years -- and now everyone is officially welcome, whether in swimsuits or merely a birthday suit. And this is happening in Brazil Brazilian sunbathers call Abrico the perfect nudist spot for its "private and peaceful" setup with "lots of foliage.
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It is the east end of Grumari Beach. Regulated by an assossiation, though it has no need for that since the municipality just officialized it. As many other nude beaches, or should say almost all the nude beaches, the setting is great and the goers are mainly people that you might think they shouldn't be in that place. It is very far from Rio, still way further out from Barra da Tijuca. I take 1h30min by car from Copacabana. It is worth it. Really beautiful over there.
Nude beaches in Brazil are not numerous, but they're certainly beautiful. Nudism is practiced unofficially in several Brazilian beaches, but on many of them, there are breaches of the naturist's code of ethics and nudists may face the risk of harassment or worse. Also remember that according to Brazilian laws, nudism outside designated areas is considered a misdemeanor. The best resource for information about official nude beaches, clubs, and communities in Brazil is the Brazilian Federation of Naturism FBrN. During most of the year, naturists can expect balmy breezes, gently swishing coconut groves, a sweet-salty smell and water so ideally warm, you feel like you're one with the ocean. The main city near Barra Seca is Linhares, about 38 miles away on a dirt road. The Naturist Association of Minas Gerais www. Naturists in Brazil, like all beachgoers, must be aware of preventive measures against dengue fever year long, particularly during the rainy season, which is the summer December-February in Rio de Janeiro.