Prainha, Arraial do Cabo

A popular surf spot, Prainha is also an ideal spot for views. It’s narrow strip of sand divides the city from the Atlantic with a Pedra Branca Massif looming in the background. This is where beautiful bodies, good food, and cold beer abound. You can enjoy an ice-cold brew and watch surfers ride the waves into the beach, then take a cool dip in the Atlantic and enjoy a pork sandwich with your bare feet nestled in the sand. Put Prainha into our Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful beach, small but cozy, was the first we passed on the day we went the water was cold,, brruuuuu,,,,
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  • Beautiful beach, great to bring kids. Calm sea and crystalline. Wonderful to spend a day with your family!
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Pousadas (guesthouses) dominate the selection of accommodations in Arraial do Cabo. Fairly evenly spread throughout the main urban area, they range from spacious and charming to simple and economical. Hostels cater to diving enthusiasts looking for a place to rest their head after a long day underwater, as well as backpackers in search of budget-friendly simplicity. Arraial do Cabo gets packed during peak seasons, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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