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Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Praia Grande beach in Arraial do Cabo is a beautiful beach that goes on for miles. It is a thick perfect white powder sand beach (at least 200m thick) and I walked for over 3 miles before deciding to quit and turn back....and there were...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Great, beautiful and long beach with white sand. The only bad thing is that there's nothing to do around except enjoying the beach with cold water.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank SebastienC42
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Still had a great time and great service from the local beach chair/table rental guy. The water was as cold as an ice cooler even on this hot summer day. The wind was so strong the sand exfoliated our backsides. We still had a great...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank David W
Reviewed 12 January 2015

According to historical records, Arraial do Cabo was the probable place on which Americo Vespucci landed in 1503, during the first exploratory journey sent by the Portuguese Crown. In spite of its historical importance no sign of that epic endeavor can be found, except for...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank Leo G
Reviewed 16 December 2014

the beach is very beautiful, but the sea is rough, and one can enter only up to the knees. perfect for surfers, but nice for tourists too. good infrasctucture including hotels and restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank tatabh
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The beach is marvellous, cristaline water, but cold as ice and very, very wind. It is a wonderfull place to get a good & warm sun without feel it too much.The sun itself can be dangerous , because, thanks to the wind, you really dont...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Silas C
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Praia Grande Beach is the biggest and most accessable beach of Arraial... The service there is very nice with chairs and umbreallas, and the view is wonderful. The water is not so warm, but nice to cool off a bit after some hours in...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Vennekilde
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

The sunset is beautiful, the water is extremely clear and cold, and there are good waves for surfers!! I loved this beach

Thank Gabrielle F
Reviewed 25 March 2013

This is the best beach for waves, and the best for the afternoon/evening sun. The expanse of beach, in depth, is enormous (and in length it goes on forever). It is also well-served by people providing chairs, umbrellas, and beer and snacks,

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Dad_from_the_Midwest
Reviewed 8 February 2013

It is easy to get there, extremely white sand and caribbean water color. The water is a liltle bit cold; You have some restaurants where you can have lunch for 10-15 dollars. If you drive a car, the parking lot is 5 dollars a day.

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank TarekGrez
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