Prainha Beach, Caraguatatuba

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Prainha Beach offers calms seas and warm sands in a peaceful setting far from the tourist crowds. Shallow waters and small waves breaking against the sand make this beach a favorite of families with small children, who can easily learn how to swim here. You can also explore a short but fairly steep trail, leading up to a series of overhanging cliffs, which offer a sweeping view of the sea and the beach immediately below. Several food kiosks operate right on the sand, but you can also find a few restaurants not far from the beach. Also nearby is a small square with a water fountain and plenty of parking space for beachgoers arriving early in the day. Plan to visit Prainha Beach during your Caraguatatuba vacation using our convenient Caraguatatuba family vacation planner.
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433 reviews
  • August 15, 2017
    The beach is a fun, but it's very small, this last time, I was full of chairs and sunshades of the kiosks and people too, you couldn't find a quiet place to stay in the sand. But the sea is super cool, very good for children. It is still possible to make the trail to Alligator Rock, a very tasty, too bad us snippets of ascent, many parts are bad to climb, should be very careful, if you go with children. The beach has a few kiosks, restaurant is a small area before reaching the beach, a small Boardwalk. It is possible to stand up, banana boat at the scene.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Small beach, with good infrastructure of stalls of snacks, meals and drinks and beach service (beach umbrella and chairs). No waves, sea calm, very beautiful landscape, a small trail through the Woods to the Pedra do Jacaré (our 3 year old son was walking quietly with a little help). Sand track good, natural shade of trees and the Hill. We stayed in an apartment there and the beach was our "backyard" for a week. Perfect.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This beach, with the name says, it's very small, but there's a kiosk that serves one of the best chicken drumsticks. Fries in time!
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Where to stay in Caraguatatuba

As you'd expect, the beach is the place to stay in Caraguatatuba. A multitude of hotels and beach resorts line the curved coastline, most of them with swimming pools and a range of other creature comforts. Look along Avenue Dr Artur Costa Filho for easiest access to the city's largest and most iconic beach. For budget accommodations, look inland to the neighborhood of Prainha. On its narrow streets you'll find an abundance of small guesthouses offering competitive prices, and they're still only a few minutes' walk from a palm-lined beach.
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