do Cabo, a picturesque fishing village, is 170 km east of
Rio and 36 km southwest of Buzios.
It takes about 2 1/2 hours to drive there
from Rio, a back in time to a simpler, unspoiled, safe
and unpolluted life.
one night at Buzios, where the nightlife is one of the
best of the region during high season. Bus connection
between Arraial and Buzios is easy. Nice
restaurants with agreeable ambience offer a delightful
dining experience in one of the many restaurants available.
one day, part or even your entire vacation at Arraial do Cabo,
the Diving Capital of Brazil, where the crystal
clear waters contain abundant sea horses, turtles,
squids, and whales.
This village is so small that you do not need a car to
get around. Your trip to Paradise can be planned in connection
with a short stay in Rio so that your vacation time is a maximum,
returning directly to the airport in plenty of time
to catch your next flight.
least one overnight is recommended.
On the way to Arraial
we can see how cooking salt is obtained by the
old-fashioned method of evaporation of the salty waters of
the Araruama lagoon. Iodine is added to the extracted salt
before it is packed. It is a hard
the sunniest area of the state of Rio.
One of the most beautiful
and popular beaches is just a few minutes hike
from the quay of Arraial. Its
quiet and crystal clear waters are ideal
for snorkeling. Some huts along the beach offer fried fish
with a cold beer. Access only walking or by boat.
The Prainhas, another
beautiful, white sand beach with a fantastic view of
Cabo Frio Island, is located in the
Pontal do Atalaia gated community, which is normally
crowded during high season. Acess by boat, walking
or by car. Frequently we can find topless women at one
end of the beach.
The Praia Grande
Praia Grande (big beach) is a 40 km long beach facing South.
Sometimes cold water from the South Pole carries a rich supply
of plankton that attracts fish and
that can be observed
during the months of June through November keeping the area
with plenty of food for whales during their season.
like scuba diving, Arraial can be a dream come true.
Many diving agencies operate here.
can rent a house
or stay in a nice Pousada very inexpensively. Bring your
friends or Family and forget the problems of the World
while enjoying a fish barbecue with your friends !
Pedro Novak - Private Tours - Rio de Janeiro