* Declared the 'Capital of Scuba Diving' it's a great place to take a course or if you're already a diver, go out and check out the sights, with over 88 wrecks in the area and numerous reefs there's plenty to explore.
* Get a drink and a something to eat on the Grande Beach.
* Take a boat to Ilha deCabo Frio and check out the great beaches, make the two hour scenic trek to the old lighthouse or visit the blue cave (make sure you go at low tide though, otherwise the entrance is underwater).
* Beaches are one of the main draws of Arraial so spread your towel out and relax. Some close to town are: Prainha, Praia do Forno and Praia Grande.
When to go
Arraial has a hot and humid climate. In the summer the average temperature is 25ºC and the winter can be anywhere between 17ºC and 23ºC.
How to get there
There are direct buses to Rio leaving every 3 hours or you can take a local bus to Cabo Frio then change there for Rio.
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