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Prainha, Cabo Frio

(4.6/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The beach is beautiful, wonderful with respect to transparency and color of the water. Good for scuba diving snorkeling. But the tents, mal ajambradas, uglify the beach. The chairs and guard you are take care of the entire beach. With this I can not even enjoy the sea. For that you have to go to the waves hit. Amazing how they made that happen to this paradise. There is a project of City Hall for revitalization of the beach, but only God knows when it will come out. After all the State finances destroyed Cabral and some mayors as well!!
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  • Beach in the very beginning of Arraial, with crystal clear water, beautiful! Worth the visit for sure!
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  • it before without the kids and it seemed easier. the huge amount of steps compensates. newsagents charge for umbrella and chairs. get there early.
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