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Address: From the City Center 4 Km | 4 Km from the City Center, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Arraial do Cabo Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Caribe
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Piece of Paradise

These beaches are, from my point of view, the most beautiful in the southeastern coast in Brazil. Amazing white and thin sand and light blue sea are a perfect spot to enjoy life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

These beaches are, from my point of view, the most beautiful in the southeastern coast in Brazil. Amazing white and thin sand and light blue sea are a perfect spot to enjoy life as it is. They are not as crowded as other beaches in Arrail. Depending on the day, you might just be as lucky as swim with turtles... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I agree that the beaches are beautiful, but access road was in very bad conditions and when you get into the beach just below stairs is full of tents selling food and drinks, leaving little beach to enjoy. During this time of the year (fall) you have to go there in the morning because the shade from the hills cover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Cleanest sea water in the southwest of Brazil. Very beautiful place. White sands. You can rent kayaks and pay for boat rides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful place that worth a visit. The water is perfect, not warm but not cold either. And it is perfectly clear. The place is perfect.

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We went to the jetty at Arraial do Cabo at about 10.30. Lots of spruikers were out to sell tickets to their particular boat. We were told to pay no more than R $30 so you can bargain them down to there. All boats have covered shady area and all sell drinks, alcoholic and non, as well as simple food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Even on a cloudy day this beach is worth visiting! I think it's the nicest thing we found in Arraial do Cabo... It's small and in the low season nobody is there, which makes it even nicer! Be ready to walk up 265 stairs!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

The Praia do Pontal beach is yet another lovely beach in the Arraial do Cabo area. Accessible by boat (there are numerous tours in the city), it is a pretty beach with clear and warm water. Highly recommended to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

The water is so warm and clear, the beach is small but worth it. You can access with a boat tour for 40 REAL. A must do near Arraial Do Cabo. You can swim with big turtles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Great beach, the water is absolutely nice when the weather is very hot. Very quiet beach, long beach. You can enjoy a walk except by night as there's no light around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Drove to this beach with Brazilian friends on a day trip from Buzios. Drive was easy until the last bit, in the nature preserve, where pavement ended and the dips were enough to swallow cars (actually saw one flipped over!). Beach itself is reached by descending a long (long long) staircase (or I guess from one of hire/tour boats that... More 

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