Grumari is a great retreat from the crowds of Ipanema and Copacabana. Located in an environmentally protected area and surrounded by a rocky, wild coastline with beautiful flora and fauna, it is a clean and pristine piece nature not very far from downtown Rio. The waves at Grumari might be strong at times, making it good for surfing. However Grumari isn’t as popular among surfers as the neighbouring beach, Prainha. You won´t find many beachfront restaurants, luxurious hotels, or plentiful kiosks here. During weekdays the beach is still pretty deserted. On the weekends however it is better to prepare for some crowds as that is when the sun-seekers flock here.
BUS: The bus does not go as far as Grumari Beach, as buses are not allowed in the environmentally protected area. However, you can take the Surf Bus to Prainha and walk from there, it is a short walk. TAXI & CAR: If you don´t want to take the bus or if for some reason it does not go, you can take the cab or rental car, the ride is about 1 hour from Rio downtown. The taxis & private cars can drive to the area, even though buses cannot. If you take the taxi, make sure you agree the pickup also with the driver.
Free beach for all.