This beach is considered one of most beautiful of Brazil, and there's no disputing this: Prainha is simply breathtaking!
The small bay of Prainha has an absolutely symmetrical form with rolling, green hills at both ends and a wonderful coconut plantation in the middle.
The waves are excellent for surfing.
This beach hasn't been built up at all. There are no restaurants. Just a small, local hut selling coconut water and fresh fruit.
How to get there: From Ribeira Beach, the walk is about half an hour along a trail that passes through rainforest and across cascades and waterholes before arriving to this spectacular, "hidden beach".
Some tourism agencies in Itacaré organize guided walks to Prainha.
Equipe ITACARE.COM: Christophe Jean, Marcelo Fantucci, Nigia Christina Vieira, Marina Rootham.
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