When you hear the word paradise what comes to mind?
Is it Coldplay –Paradise; or a brothel in Hamburg or maybe Coolio – Gangster’s Paradise, by the way I shook his hand in Times Square but didn’t ask for a pic because I thought it was uncoolio (see what i did there?).
Or you think of a white sand beach with turquoise water, palm trees and holding a Caiprinha in your hand?
If so, we are in sync.
My plan was to visit paradise so I planned a trip to Arraial do Cabo with my buddy and stayed next to the beach.
We decided to go for a hike, it was cloudy and humid but nice at the same time.
We planned to hike all the way until we reach Praia da Ilha do Farol chill there and take the water taxi back. To reach the beach you have to walk along a dirt road and pass some awesome beaches.
No problem there if it hadn’t rained the night before so the road was covered in huge puddles and mud pools and since I’m no Moses and can’t part the waters I had to walk through, which isn’t a big deal, but my buddy made me his “burro”, he thinks I don’t have feet but hooves.
Once we reached a viewpoint at Pontal do Atalaia we realized we were not far so we continued our walk but saw from Pedra do Macaco that the beach is on an island like the name already says “Praia da Ilha do Farol” and impossible to reach without a boat. Ilha means Island!
We are so damn smart!!!
So we aborted our plan, decided to walk back and grab a Caiprinha at Praia do Pontal do Atalaia.
It was slightly windy the sun was hiding perfect weather but one thing out of two were missing either the sun or the rain.
We hoped for the rain.
We went to Prainihas do Pontal do Atalaia for our booze and it started to drizzle.
By the time we reached the beach it started to pour down.
No one, no one just me and my buddy, Brazilians don’t go to the beach if it rains.
So we decided to skinny dip (we later learned it is illegal to skinny dip in Brazil), enjoyed the caipirinha and had sex on the beach
Do you enjoy a rainy beach day?
You like skinny dipping?
Is it legal to skinny dip where you are from?
And before I go, a shoutout to Jolene, for her kind words on her blog the other day.
She has great sense of humor and writes really nice posts the way I can only dream of.
Check out her blog, you won’t regret: SoMuchToTellYou
Arraial Do Cabo
- Once you reach Terminal Novo Rio you can either purchase your ticket at the desk or buy it online .
- One way ticket to Arraial do Cabo costs between 54 RS and 85 RS (1€- 3,29RS) 19.02.2017
- Praia do Forno
- As Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia
- Praia da Ilha do Farol.
- Praia Grande.
- You can also book a boat tour that will take you to all the beaches which includes Praia da Ilha do Farol. Once you reach town there are plenty of agencies to choose from.