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Address: Fica a 3 Km do Centro, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Lovely lovely beach!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 still miles of beach ahead! The end closest to the town has a number of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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 day!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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
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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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