Praia da Joatinga
Along the western stretches of the city, away from the main throng, lays exclusive Joa where a cove of golden beach meets emerald waves, only accessed via a steep coastal path. Praia da Joatinga has sensational views of offshore islands and is popular with surfers and a cool, young crowd. The surrounding area is mostly residential, giving it a more serene feel and presenting the perfect opportunity to socialise with some of the sophisticated locals. To sleep in style, check-in at La Suite by Dussol, a boutique retreat with exotic gardens, a jaw-dropping infinity pool and seven stunning suites that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean.