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Prainha Beach

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Address: Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Nice beach

Prainha beach is one of the beaches in Arraial that are a bit further away from the town center. It is about a 20 minute walk and it takes you along the main commercial street... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2015
Ibadanboy
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Nairobi, Kenya

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here two years ago and has a great time... we went back this year and the first impression was definitely not as good as we remembered. There is a lots of trash everywhere: on the beach, on the road beneath it, and it smells like crazy. Hope in the next days get better....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Beautiful clean beach. I took a bus from Cafo Frio to the Prainha. About $2 one way. The bus left us right by the hill. The scenery on the bus was beautiful

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Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Too much trash on the beach. Too many umbrellas and tables from the beach restaurants. No place to put a towel to sun tan. Too many beach vendors! They can care less about hitting you with their boxes! So much trash that it is a shame! So beautiful beach and so badly unkept!

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Thank kvalente11
Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a lovely beach....during the week not to many people.. enjoyed 10days here...although traveled to some of the other beaches which are close by...this is pretty laid back frequented mostly by locals.

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Thank Curt W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Worth the effort of getting there on rough roads along the tops of cliffs. A short walk from the rough car park area down 254 steps to a powder white sand beach and clear turquoise sea. Popular with locals and a few small places to eat at.

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Thank Robert E
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I have been here a few time, once I stayed at the Ocean View Hotel which is right on this beach. I especially like this beach during the week, much less crowded. Piranha Beach offers a spectacular view of pristine waters. Love this beach!!!!

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Thank ezvictor
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

The beach and the landscape is so beautiful. However the users are so impolite giving away their waste and destroying the beach and the entire ecosystem. As a Brazilian I am very disappointed. But, I still recommend the beach in non-vacation seasons, as the number of visitants and waste is lower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Such a small little place which is soooo beautiful! unbelivable that there are not more people trying to visit this place! It's easy to go there by boat trip. But it's also possible to go there by car. Must see for everyone who visits Arraial do Cabo!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Small beach but really good beach with warm water. A lot of places to eat so just find out where is the cheapers before seating down at a table on the beach

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Prainha beach is one of the beaches in Arraial that are a bit further away from the town center. It is about a 20 minute walk and it takes you along the main commercial street before you turn off for a 10 minute walk to the beach itself. Not the biggest of beaches, it has warm water and offers pleasant... More 

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