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Praia Grande Beach

Address: Fica a 3 Km do Centro, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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 a modern landmark erected by the Municipality. Well, all this is secondary if you are... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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.

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Sao Carlos, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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 feel it . It is a place that surely I will came back and is... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 the sun. There are a lot of waves most of the days, which makes it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

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

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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,

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Santiago, Chile
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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.

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Campinas, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

one of only 2 locations in BR with sunset over the ocean, further more good for bodysurf. And as it states the beach is looooooong

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

28 mph wind all day all night. All week. Apparently fishing and tourism are the main things here but you wont find fish in the supermarket and price in a resturant is twice the price of chicken. Dissapointed. Wales in the summer is a million times better than this. Have worked in brazil for a year and speak portuguese. Here... More 

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Cabo Frio, RJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Fun for the family its not much more than a beach so unless you look for sand....its a beach

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