Prainha, Cabo Frio

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As the beach you will see on numerous Arraial do Cabo postcards, Prainha is a 900 m (0.5 miles) swathe of soft, white sand, lined with kiosks, situated between lush, green hills. Find yourself an empty corner, sit back and relax. Excellent for diving, you will find the calm, bright-aquamarine waters warmer than at neighboring beaches. At the right end of the beach, a small trail leads you to Praia da Graçainha, which at just 15 m (49 ft) long, is exposed only at low tide. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Prainha by using our Cabo Frio tourist route planner.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Worth anything to meet this wonder from the tropics. Spectacular beach, limpissima, transparent waters, indescribable beauty everywhere.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Edge, today, July 2017, without kiosks, due to reurbanizacao of the edge, apartments in the background, and super clear Waters, good ... for mergullhos, left and right corner of the beach, banana boat on the weekends eaaluguel of kayaks and standup paddle. There is no problemss chronics, parking lot on weekends and in summer.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful beach, like all in Arraial do Cabo. Easy access. Worth knowing, but not stay all day. There are several good ones.
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Where to stay in Cabo Frio

The main bulk of Cabo Frio's accommodations lies between Avenida Teixeira e Souza and Praia do Forte. In this area, choose from pousadas (guesthouses), hostels, and small hotels with rooms at budget to mid-range prices. A few luxury options lie along the sand and the water here, with good views of the surrounding landscape. If you're looking to stay a little out of town, stick to the coastal roads running to the north and south. Along them, you'll find some pretty scenic little pousadas, a few hostels, and some secluded rental apartments and villas.
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