Making a Day Excursion to Joatinga Beach in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the legendary beaches of Rio's Zona Sul (South Zone); Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are hard to beat in terms of size, convenience and people-watching, sometimes it is nice to get away from the city. Joatinga Beach is close enough to get to on a day trip, and although small, offers a pristine oasis with striking scenery.

The 300-meter long beach of Joatinga is best known for . . .

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