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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, impressive beach!

It's a very long beach, great for nice walks any time of the day. The water is cold but with the hot weather you don't really care. The side that is closest to town is where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Luciene L
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very long beach, great for nice walks any time of the day. The water is cold but with the hot weather you don't really care. The side that is closest to town is where you'll find restaurants, bars and shops. Also at this end of the beach there are vendors from the restaurants providing tables and chairs for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very nice beach but a little windy there if u go in the afternoon. Its a long sandy beach and its beautiful to watch the sunset there

Thank Gustavo L
Chelsea, Canada
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The water was too cold to swim and the beach sand was blown in your face. The sunset was beautiful but you have to leave the beach at sundown. Darkness=danger.

Thank I_cannot_sit_still
London, United Kingdom
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2,040 reviews
1,229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 795 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ibadanboy
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

Thank SebastienC42
Washington DC
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank David W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

2 Thank Leo G
Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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.

2 Thank tatabh
Sao Carlos, SP
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Silas C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 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 

1 Thank Vennekilde

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