"There are a ship sunk here."

This is the largest continuous beach of the planet - the Beach of the Casino, that has 245 kilometers of extension. His/her beginning is at the spa of the same name to 18 downtown of Big Rio kilometers (RS). it is also an important spa, getting to receive more than 200 thousand people in one weekend;
Inaugurated in 1898, the spa, that Vila Siqueira was denominated, became the center of great entrepreneurs' leisure - in general descending of Germans, Portuguese, English or Italian that came with a lot of money to delight with luxuriousness and gambling of the Hotel Atlântico Ocean.
The city was the cradle of the colonization of Rio Grande do Sul. He/she was born of a fort (called Jesus Maria José), built to defend the territory of the attacks of the Spaniards in the countries of the Silver. It was important stage also in the Brazilian participation in Second World War, when it contributed the famous and fearsome German battleship Graff Spee here, sunk soon afterwards in Uruguayan waters. It was a city known internationally by their night houses and for Casino (house of games) of pattern also international, that he/she created the name of the beach of the Casino.

"It's possible sail in a train wagon! "

Wet of Barra, two enormous stone arms, that advance 4 km sea inside, serving from protection to the navigation in the entrance of the bar of Big Rio. wet him/it West is served by rails through where run vagonetas (small wagons to the candle) that travel the stone arm to the tip;
Historical museums and historical center, because Big Rio is the first city of the State of Rio Grande do Sul;

The Beach of the Casino doesn't have the privilege of the colors of the waters of Santa Catarina, they are brownish, with the color of coffee-with-milk. Specialists affirm that the color is originating from population explosions of sea algae and that to they are good to the health.

The coast of Big Rio of the south is wide and plan - a continuous and unsheltered beach. To travel towards Chuí for the edge of the beach, it can provoke surprise sensations and freedom, mainly in an almost unexplored passage of 223 kilometers.

"Let's go".

Casino is an immense beach desértica, marked by thousands of native and migratory birds and the surveillance of 4 lights: Sarita, Bends, Saddle and Chuí. Replete of ponds that are connected with the sea and a great strip of dunes to lose of view, it is also known as "Cemetery of Ships". he/she Has stagnated boats and remains of shipwrecks that, or they arrived a lot close to the beach, or they were pegos for the violent winter storms. It is an advisable inhospitable course only for who likes to face the challenges of the nature. The blow of the south wind and the furious sea can disable the passage in many passages. To stall, in an of them, it could mean isolated days far away from any attendance. Only in the last kilometers of the Beach of the Casino they appear some summer vacation houses where the beach and the country end.

Most of the immense Beach of the Casino still stays intact. Their sands continue being visited by penguins,
lions and sea wolves that escape from the Antarctic winter. It is good that it continues like this, attractive just for tourists and adventurers
that you/they respect the life, the plants and the bugs that grow and they appear in his/her extension.

 O Museu Oceanográfico, with a fantastic collection, has the more it completes malacologia collection (shells and similar) of Latin America, sea animals (besides of Antártida) stuffed, complete skeletons (besides of the gigantic whale blue), aquariums, lion-marines and alive penguins;

"This is the largest beach of the world! "

Island of the Sailors, the largest, more important and more fertile island of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The island of the Sailors is considered a patrimony of the city of Big Rio by the preservation of values, inherited of the Portuguese culture, that it colonized the place.

His/her importance dates from the origins of the foundation of the city of Big Rio, when it supplied water, firewood and wood for the fortifications and for the settlers of the Town of São Pedro's Big Rio. In the past that island supplied the whole trade of Big Rio and roundness, being still possible to export their products for Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

In 1845 the Island had the pride in receiving the emperor d. Pedro 2nd, that for his/her own will manifested the desire to know the island.

EcoMuseu of the island of the Gunpowder, a flooded islet where, per decades, the ammunition of the grupamento of the Army was kept in the area. Today, floodgate a small ecological museum.


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