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Coordinates: 22°55′12″S 42°30′36″W / 22.92°S 42.51°W / -22.92; -42.51

Igreja Nossa Senhora de Nazareth
Itaúna Beach, near Itaúna Inn.
A view of Saquarema's lake and church steps

Saquarema is a town and a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 61,591 (2005) and its area is 355 km².[1] It is located one and a half hour north of Rio de Janeiro. It is known as Brazil's surfing capital.

Tourism Attractions

Itaúna Beach is one of Saquarema's most famous beaches. Stage of professionals championships of Brazil. Other beaches are Barra Nova, Boqueirão, Jaconé, Vilatur and Vila.

Surfing is the principal sport in the city. The city was also chosen by the Brazilian Volleyball team for volleyball training and the main center for athletes of the Brazilian Volley Confederation. Paragliding and hang gliding are popular as well.

A Igreja Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (The Church of Our Lady of Nazareth) sits on a cliff above the town's lake and coastline and is a center for religious and cultural tourism.


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