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. Put Prainha into our Cabo Frio itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The beach of arraial do cabo is fascinating, white sand, waves imperceptible, the color of the water is breathtaking, a saltwater pool, but with cold water almost cold. I met the beach through the boat leaving port of arraial do cabo. I intend to come back in the future
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  • Beautiful beach, with crystal clear waters and how all that area sea water, you can touch a warm stream, how a cold. So the water temperature may vary.
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  • That wonderful beach and easily accessible, it is worthwhile to follow the trail at the end of the beach in order to meet more of the region. Good local attendance.
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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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