Road Less Travelled: Six Stunning Beaches In Arraial do Cabo

A. J. Samuels

Praia Grande | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The biggest beach of Arraial, its geographical position makes it perfect for surfers, and the whiter than white sand is simply mesmerising.

Praia Grande | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The biggest beach of Arraial, its geographical position makes it perfect for surfers, and the whiter than white sand is simply mesmerising.

Praia do Forno | © Elisabetta Rizzato – This gorgeous beach can only be reached by foot from the village. Its name means ‘beach of the oven’, referring to the warm currents that reaches its shores.

Praia do Forno | © Elisabetta Rizzato – This gorgeous beach can only be reached by foot from the village. Its name means ‘beach of the oven’, referring to the warm currents that reaches its shores.

Praia do Forno | © Elisabetta Rizzato – This gorgeous beach can only be reached by foot from the village. Its name means ‘beach of the oven’, referring to the warm currents that reaches its shores.

Praia dos Anjos | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The first place that Amerigo Vespucci reached in his first expedition to America in 1503, today Praia dos Anjos holds a small beach that is tucked away next to the port. Here you can find the best restaurants of the city, as well as great boat tours to Ilha do Farol.

Praia dos Anjos | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The first place that Amerigo Vespucci reached in his first expedition to America in 1503, today Praia dos Anjos holds a small beach that is tucked away next to the port. Here you can find the best restaurants of the city, as well as great boat tours to Ilha do Farol.

Praia dos Anjos | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The first place that Amerigo Vespucci reached in his first expedition to America in 1503, today Praia dos Anjos holds a small beach that is tucked away next to the port. Here you can find the best restaurants of the city, as well as great boat tours to Ilha do Farol.

Praia dos Anjos | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The first place that Amerigo Vespucci reached in his first expedition to America in 1503, today Praia dos Anjos holds a small beach that is tucked away next to the port. Here you can find the best restaurants of the city, as well as great boat tours to Ilha do Farol.

Praia dos Anjos | © Elisabetta Rizzato – The first place that Amerigo Vespucci reached in his first expedition to America in 1503, today Praia dos Anjos holds a small beach that is tucked away next to the port. Here you can find the best restaurants of the city, as well as great boat tours to Ilha do Farol.

Prainha | © Elisabetta Rizzato – With beautiful sand and clear blue water, this beach is a postcard image of Arraial. Easy to get to, Prainha is located very close to the city.

Prainha | © Elisabetta Rizzato – With beautiful sand and clear blue water, this beach is a postcard image of Arraial. Easy to get to, Prainha is located very close to the city.

Praia do Farol | © Elisabetta Rizzato – Only reachable by boat, Praia do Farol is located in Ilha do Farol. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Brazil and it’s not difficult to understand why; the sand here is so white that it sparkles on sunny days, and the water displays perfect shades of green and blue.

As Prainhas | © Elisabetta Rizzato – Located in front of Ilha do Farol, As Prainhas can only be reached by foot through a steep path through thick vegetation. A hidden sanctuary, As Prainhas is truly an amazing place.

As Prainhas | © Elisabetta Rizzato – Located in front of Ilha do Farol, As Prainhas can only be reached by foot through a steep path through thick vegetation. A hidden sanctuary, As Prainhas is truly an amazing place.
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