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Address: Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930000, Brazil
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+55-22-99815-7771
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Talcum powder beach

Amazing beach of white snowlike sand is quite busy but beautiful nevertheless, the water is cool but not freezing. Definitely a great place to hang out and relax and not worry... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Finny1968

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Frisco, Texas
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You can only get there by boat as it's a natural reserve, but don't be a fooled by it. It can get really crowded anyway. There were so many boats, ours could not even stop. Anyway, it's the most beautiful place around Arraial do cabo.

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Thank Fabsantos
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49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Amazing beach of white snowlike sand is quite busy but beautiful nevertheless, the water is cool but not freezing. Definitely a great place to hang out and relax and not worry about your shape and size

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Thank Finny1968
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. Crystal clear water, soft white sand beach. You can only get there by boat, and you can stay there for 40 minutes. It's a place protected by the Navy. It's so woth it to go to this little piece of paradise.

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Thank Patricia T
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We recently returned from visiting this place, it is well past its prime as a vacation spot. The place has unrestricted residential growth which blocks most of the beauty that this area once had and graffiti is everywhere and it looks just like any poverty stricken Latin American street. The beach is filthy you cannot take one step without stepping... More 

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2 Thank jess f
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171 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the amazing beaches around here. The water is perfect, not warm but not cold either, and it's very, very clear. I just loved the place.

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Thank Fátima B
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

since ge got married we never forgot this lovely place where we met, and each time we can we return to renew our vows to love us forever, its a romantic place, here you can think you are in the caribbean.

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1 Thank matthew j
Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to many different places in Brazil. I had never seen such a wonderful beach. The combination of white sand, crystal water and rocks is very special. Can't miss it.

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1 Thank MarcelloNitz
Bern, Switzerland
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62 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

beautiful beach which is very clean and never too many people becuase the navy controls that there are never more than 250 people on this island! It's a great opportunity, but soon in the morning the boats are waiting to bring their clients to that island!

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Thank Christian B
Granite City, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Farol is one of the most beautiful beach we've been in Brazil because the very clean & blue water. It's also a not touristy & I loved swimming & snorkeling here very much!

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Thank Adam O
Brussels, Belgium
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162 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

You can pay to go on a boat tour of all the best beaches in the area. Farol is lovely, the water is amazing and the beach is awesome. I don't usually like tour groups like this but it was definitely worth it!

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1 Thank Alex S

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