Sweat, sand and beach volleyball: 5 beaches ideal for hitting a ball

In Brazil, beach volleyball began to be practiced in the 1930s, on the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, in Rio.

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The extensive Brazilian coast is a special invitation to the practice of beach volleyball by the seashore. Hitting a ball with the sea breeze and still catching up with the bronze is an excellent request. Beach volleyball offers the perfect combination of sun, warmth and perspiration, not to mention the paradisiacal sceneries of Brazil.

The states of Rio de Janeiro, Ceará, Paraíba, Espírito Santo and Alagoas offer beaches with block structures and tents that are ideal for playing and catching up with the aerobic workout of the week, as well as closely watching professional athletes preparing for competitions national and global levels.

So prepare the cap, sunglasses and sunscreen and check out some of the perfect beaches for the sport:

Ipanema and Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro

In almost all the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the nets are present, bringing together men and women of all ages, as well as Olympic athletes, who guarantee movement on the waterfront day and night. But, Copacabana and Ipanema are, without a doubt, the favorite destinations for those who enjoy playing beach volleyball, whether during the week or on Saturdays and Sundays. There are schools oriented to the practice of the sport and even groups of friends gathered in the vicinity of posts 1 to 9 to play.

In addition, these two beloved beaches from people of Rio de Janeiro are often asked to be arenas of national and international championships. “Copacabana” is known as the mecca of professional beach volleyball and is often home to the world circuit of the sport. In August 2016, it was the stage of the beach volleyball matches at the Rio Olympic Games.

The “Seashore” of Fortaleza

Early in the morning, the squares of “Volta da Jurema,” in Beira Mar de Fortaleza, become training centers for professional athletes from Brazil and the world. Groups of coaches, sportsmen and fitness coaches organize their daily training routines. But at the end of the afternoon, when the sun gives that truce, it is the turn of amateur athletes. Classes get together and play that school time volleyball.

A tip is to arrive early and bring your own material, since in space there are only the masts for the nets. Kiosks offer snacks and coconut water to quench thirst after exercise.

Cabo Branco, in João Pessoa

Preferred of the residents of the capital of Paraíba for the game of volleyball, the Cabo Branco Beach has an extensive strip of fine and beaten sand that attracts lovers of this sport. For those who prefer to relax after the exhaustive activity, a beautiful refreshing bath in the still and warm waters is an excellent request.

Pajuçara and Costa Brava, in Maceió

One of the main sand strips with several armed networks in Maceió is the Pajuçara Beach. Even with a lot of wind, the place is one of the best to play due to the shades of the coconut trees near the blocks and kiosks, which offer structure for bathing and hydration. The Costa Brava Beach, located south of Paripueira, offers soft sand that turns into volleyball courts and brings together many local players. It is located 32 km from the downtown of Maceió.

Costa Beach and Itapoã, in Vila Velha

In Costa Beach, in Vila Velha, in the state of Espírito Santo, has in the Post 9 a section known as one of the spots of young people who love to play beach volleyball. The “Pelada” time, usually at night, brings together friends and lovers of the sport. In Itapoã, a point on the beach near the Jair de Andrade Avenue was named the Bervely Hills of the region and attracts young and sports public. It is the favorite meeting place of the people who exercise, especially at night.