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Praia do Pontal Beach

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Address: Fica a 4 Km do Centro, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 02226226621
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The whitest, finest sand. Stunning.

We went to the jetty at Arraial do Cabo at about 10.30. Lots of spruikers were out to sell tickets to their particular boat. We were told to pay no more than R $30 so you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Rosemary W
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Hope Island, Australia
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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to the jetty at Arraial do Cabo at about 10.30. Lots of spruikers were out to sell tickets to their particular boat. We were told to pay no more than R $30 so you can bargain them down to there. All boats have covered shady area and all sell drinks, alcoholic and non, as well as simple food... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Even on a cloudy day this beach is worth visiting! I think it's the nicest thing we found in Arraial do Cabo... It's small and in the low season nobody is there, which makes it even nicer! Be ready to walk up 265 stairs!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Praia do Pontal beach is yet another lovely beach in the Arraial do Cabo area. Accessible by boat (there are numerous tours in the city), it is a pretty beach with clear and warm water. Highly recommended to visit.

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Thank Ibadanboy
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The water is so warm and clear, the beach is small but worth it. You can access with a boat tour for 40 REAL. A must do near Arraial Do Cabo. You can swim with big turtles

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Thank SebastienC42
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great beach, the water is absolutely nice when the weather is very hot. Very quiet beach, long beach. You can enjoy a walk except by night as there's no light around.

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Thank SebastienC42
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Absolutely amazing beach !! Clear water, white sand, so what also you need from a terrific place like that ??!! ( On high session, there is a fee of 10 R$ for who enters with car, and beside that, there is also a limit of parking lots, so you should come pretty early )

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Thank Ilya F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

..a lonely (in the off season), windy, expanse of soft white sand, Suoeste is a piece of paradise. We have seen turtles, golfinhos or dolphins, penguins (unfortunately once we found a dead one covered with black oil), and of course, crabs and different birds. At the very end towards Pontal, the fishermen bring in the boats rolling them on tree... More 

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Thank Alguien2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We walked from our hotel to this beach, crossing a Morro, which was a walk for 20 minutes from the harbour. The beach area is in a bay, very very nice and wonderful sea - a spot to visit while you are in Arraial. You can rent umbrellas and chairs there, as well as buy something to drink and eat.

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Cabo Frio, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Sugar sand, cooling water and sun. Nothing else. It is a beach what are you looking for?

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brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I rode my bike here from downtown Arraial, which is about 6 to 7 km away. I was told there is a good left point break for surfing on an island right in front of the beach. The wave wasn't pumping, but the beach is nice enough for one to hang out and enjoy the sunshine. As with other beaches... More 

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