Arraial do Cabo
Arraial do Cabo is only 6 kilometers (4 miles) south of Cabo Frio, but it is much less built up and more tranquil than either Cabo or Búzios to the south. Nonetheless, come summertime, its stunning white beaches and limpid blue waters draw their share of sand-and-sea worshippers.
Getting to Arraial do Cabo
There are numerous direct daily buses from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial operated by Viação 1001 (tel. 0300/313-1001, www.autoviacao1001.com.br). From Cabo Frio, buses leave every 20 minutes. For more information call the rodoviária (tel. 22/2622-1488).
© Michael Sommers from Moon Brazil, 2nd Edition