Prainha Beach, Caraguatatuba

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#4 of 19 in Parks in Caraguatatuba
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Prainha Beach by using our Caraguatatuba online trip maker .
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  • Beach close to the Centre and considered good for children and the elderly due to almost always quiet waters and good infrastructure. However, extremely crowded during holidays and many stalls.
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  • I traveled with the family at the end of October/17 to Caraguatatuba (Praia das Palmeiras), but to get there I came across a bleak scenario, the beach dirty, black water, dead fish and many, many vultures. I was very sad because there are many years to go, and the beach is really improper for bath. Not to miss the trip looked an option next to Prainha although it is a small, clean and pleasant. If you don't have alternatives, Prainha can be a place to visit.
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  • Family atmosphere and calm sea, great beach. Has the stone of the alligator that is worth visiting. Have you also kayak to 20.00 for two people for 30 min and worth. The best beach for sure, is right in the center of the city, you have to go early as it is very crowded the space in the sand.
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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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