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Wooww - what a beautiful beach, amazing clear water!!

Incredible beach with clear water and white sand worth visiting, even though you're not able to... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Jose Antonio C
Lisbon, Portugal
Amazing beach

This beach it’s only accessible by boat and the marine controls how many people can enter (around... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Sâmara H
via mobile
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Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Incredible beach with clear water and white sand worth visiting, even though you're not able to stay there long

Thank Jose Antonio C
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This beach it’s only accessible by boat and the marine controls how many people can enter (around 300), so most of the time you can expect to see a lot of boats in the sea waiting so that their passengers can enter. The beach is...More

Thank Sâmara H
Reviewed 26 December 2017

It is an ecological sanctuary conserved by the brazilian Navy, so you cannot take with you any kind of food or beverage. Also, it is not allowed to tourists to remain there more than half an hour. You can only get there by boat and...More

2  Thank KaluDisz
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

You can only entry by boat, I'd recommend taking an early one, for it's a Navy controlled area and has a 300 visitors limit. The water is amazing and everything is very well preserved. Has no vendors in site, so better bring snacks

2  Thank Ariana M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Amazing water colour and great snorkel experience! Very difficult access by car though As earlier u can arrive there better it is.. around 2pm gets full of people and boats on the water that bring all those people and so on which makes the experience...More

Thank Wesley L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Another beautiful beach at Arraial do Cabo, accessible only by boat; amazing place for snorkeling! We got there thanks to Arraial Tur, a local company of boat rides, 70,00 reais per person plus 20,00 reais to rent a mask+snorkel - and don't even think of...More

1  Thank MTMira
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This Farol beach is very clean & clear with cool water. The beach is also very long with white sand & soft. Swimming here was excellent.

Thank johnhallet4567
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Farol is a caribbean-like pristine beach located in an island situated in front of Arraial do Cabo. It is protected by the Marinha do Brasil and it seems you can stay there for just an hour as the boats that take you there need a...More

1  Thank Lucho_M_L
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You can only get there by boat as it's a natural reserve, but don't be a fooled by it. It can get really crowded anyway. There were so many boats, ours could not even stop. Anyway, it's the most beautiful place around Arraial do cabo.

1  Thank Fabsantos
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Amazing beach of white snowlike sand is quite busy but beautiful nevertheless, the water is cool but not freezing. Definitely a great place to hang out and relax and not worry about your shape and size

1  Thank Finny1968
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