Praia De Boa Viagem, Brazil
Brazil is renowned for its beautiful beaches and this one is no exception. Located in Recife, on the country’s stunning north-east coast, the sun shines, the sands are golden and the warm waters glisten.
This is the perfect place to kick back and relax. But you might want to think twice about taking a dip in the ocean. Fearsome tiger and bull sharks patrol the shores and are always searching for their next victim. That attacks here often prove to be fatal underlines the dangers that lurk just beneath the waves.
It wasn’t always like this. Marine experts blame the sprawling Port Suape, built not far from here in the 1980s, for disturbing the region’s marine life and making this one of the deadliest places on the planet to take a dip. Stretching for five glorious miles, Praia De Boa Viagem offers ample opportunities for those keen to soak up some rays. If you’re planning to go, just stick to the sand.