Prainha Beach, Arraial do Cabo

3.7
#5 of 7 in Beaches in Arraial do Cabo
A popular surf spot, Prainha Beach 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 Beach into our Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Prainha Beach
map
Prainha Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,876 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful beach, however cold sea water. RS.. If you have umbrella and chairs, light! Beach traders charge 25 to 30 reais (couple) for rent.
    View original
  • Although small, it is beautiful and cozy, more popular. Icy waters. Shortage of public toilets. Linda
    View original
  • After 3 months, we note with joy that the revitalization process of the Boardwalk is nearly completed. The sand is now occupied by bathers with their chairs and tents. The kiosks are on the Boardwalk and offers tables and chairs. Valley search values and cost/benefit ratio.
    View original

Plan your trip to Arraial do Cabo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Arraial do Cabo

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Arraial do Cabo by other users

34 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Armacao dos Buzios, Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Ilha Grande, Arraial do Cabo & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Arraial do Cabo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans