Saturday, April 7, 2012

International publication highlights Rio das Ostras among the best beach destinations in Brazil

[Article via Secom Rio das Ostras, photo by Cezar Fernandes. My translation]

In its March issue the magazine Lonely Planet, the world reference for those who like to travel, published an article selecting the seven best beach destinations in Brazil. Rio das Ostras was one of those places listed by the guide and the only one cited in Rio de Janeiro state.
The highlight was Itapebussus beach and for Lagoa Salgada. Both occupy the same incorporated area and are a substantial part of a protected environment, consisting of restinga vegetation and animals which face extinction, the Área de Relevante Interesse Ambiental - Arie.

Only this beach and the lagoon can be visited, with access through the strip of sand. The entrance to the reserve is prohibited and monitored by guards of the Municipal Environmental Enforcement and Urban Control.

Itapebussus Beach offers a lush vista without urban intervention since it belongs to the protected area. The lagoa, although as beautiful as the sea from which it takes its name, has fresh water suitable for swimming. Great options for those who love nature and enjoy tranquility.

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