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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  • Excellent point, for swimming, fishing, surfing, riding standpadle, enjoy the best possible way, good bars and restaurants.
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  • Prainha is a very small beach which is located in Arraial do Cabo, the view from the top is spectacular, the sea is calm, icy water and white sand, for those who want to enjoy a little slice of paradise, clear waters.
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  • Wonderful place, very white sand, crystal clear water and cold! There isn't much structure to feed.
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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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