Prainha Beach, Arraial do Cabo

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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. By using our Arraial do Cabo trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Prainha Beach and other attractions in Arraial do Cabo.
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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.
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  • Excelent place to spend a day with the family. Beatifull Beach with white sand and blue sea. You have to visit it.  more »
  • In Rio de Janeiro this beach is a tropical paradise, the water is crystalline and blue but cold. It's ideal for kids because don't have lots of waves , a beautiful landscape for photos. It was an exce...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »