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Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia

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Address: 4 Km from the City Center, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930-000, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great beach white sand

If you are in buzios you must go to this beach in arraial do cabo. You can get by car. In front of this is the famous beach praia do farol, which you arrive only by boat. My... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Javier M
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The color of the ocean and the white sands are amazing, better to go very early before the crowd comes. The view from up hill is amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in buzios you must go to this beach in arraial do cabo. You can get by car. In front of this is the famous beach praia do farol, which you arrive only by boat. My recomendation if you have a car , dont go to by boat, because both beachs are the same and prainhas do atalia... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful beach. Long stretch of sand with great views of Cabo Frio. Many steps down the beach access.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beach with good "barraquinhas" that serve good food and drinks at a reasonable price. Very difficult to get to though, and the sun sets on the other side of the hill, so get there early!

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Thank Kareem_MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

These beaches are, from my point of view, the most beautiful in the southeastern coast in Brazil. Amazing white and thin sand and light blue sea are a perfect spot to enjoy life as it is. They are not as crowded as other beaches in Arrail. Depending on the day, you might just be as lucky as swim with turtles... More 

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San Juan, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I agree that the beaches are beautiful, but access road was in very bad conditions and when you get into the beach just below stairs is full of tents selling food and drinks, leaving little beach to enjoy. During this time of the year (fall) you have to go there in the morning because the shade from the hills cover... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Cleanest sea water in the southwest of Brazil. Very beautiful place. White sands. You can rent kayaks and pay for boat rides.

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Thank Anderson V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Another wonderful place that worth a visit. The water is perfect, not warm but not cold either. And it is perfectly clear. The place is perfect.

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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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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