Things to do in Arraial do Cabo

Activities, attractions and tours
Prainha Beach showing a beach, a coastal town and general coastal views

Arraial do Cabo Attractions

Let Expedia help you to experience the best that Arraial do Cabo has to offer! If you’re planning a trip to Arraial do Cabo, we can provide you with a list of the top sightseeing attractions, as well as helping you to find unmissable activities. Whether you’re travelling to Arraial do Cabo with your family, planning a romantic trip with your loved one, or visiting on business, we’ll make it easy to plan an unforgettable holiday that checks all the boxes.

Places of interest in Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Arraial do Cabo, and make it a breeze to explore Arraial do Cabo and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Arraial do Cabo to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

If you’re planning a visit to Arraial do Cabo, why not check out our handy guides to places of interest in the area? You can browse lists of things to do, learn about the most popular attractions, and get help with planning the details of your trip. Expedia makes it easy for you to check out all the top sights in Arraial do Cabo.

Arraial do Cabo attractions

Arraial do Cabo has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Arraial do Cabo to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of Arraial do Cabo.

Looking for things to do in Arraial do Cabo can be time-consuming, but we can take the hassle out of planning your holiday. Whether you’re looking to get active in the great outdoors, sample the cuisine of Arraial do Cabo or catch up with the vibrant local culture, our guides to Arraial do Cabo attractions ensure that you’ll have a successful trip, whatever the season. Happy trails!

Top things to do in Arraial do Cabo


Explore thousands of activities with free cancellation and no added fees.

Design your experience with airport transfers, excursions, day tours & more.

Get an insider's look in what to book before you travel.


Top places to visit

1. Atalaia Viewpoint

Linger a while at Atalaia Viewpoint (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia) to appreciate why Arraial do Cabo is often called the Brazilian Caribbean. Extend your visit to Atalaia Viewpoint by visiting pristine beaches and swimming in enticing waters.
Learn more
Magnificent sea views and glorious sunsets reward those that hike, bike and drive to this hilltop lookout. Have your camera poised to snap postcard-worthy photos of incredible coastal landscapes.

2. Arraial do Cabo Municipal City Hall

Arraial do Cabo Municipal City Hall (Prefeitura de Arraial do Cabo) is the governmental headquarters of Arraial do Cabo. It houses the offices of the city council, is responsible for the maintenance of the city and helps in the organization and sponsorship of public events. Visit Arraial do Cabo Municipal City Hall to see a snapshot of the city’s civic life and to browse exhibitions at an adjacent cultural center.
Learn more
Use this administrative seat as a good starting point for exploring the attractions of the city away from its famous beaches.

3. Forno Port

Time-honored fishing traditions, modern-day trading and tourist boat excursions combine at Forno Port. This is the epicenter for Arraial do Cabo’s daily marine activities, where huge freight ships moor and dockyard workers prepare the loading and unloading of cargo. Watch fishermen at work, catch a boat to isolated bays and hike a scenic trail.
Learn more
At the northern end of Dos Anjos Beach is a busy maritime port, fisherman’s marina and passenger ferry terminal that commands a picturesque setting overlooking a pretty city beach

4. Our Lady of Remedies Church

Our Lady of the Remedies Church (Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remédios) is a haven of tranquility amid central Arraial do Cabo. Admire its well-preserved exterior, spot icons and attend mass services. Our Lady of the Remedies Church dates back to the foundation of the city in the early 1500s, making it one of the nation’s oldest churches. It is also thought to have been the site of the first indoor mass held in Brazil.
Learn more
This 500-year-old church is one of Brazil’s oldest religious landmarks and the location for a lively annual celebration that honors the city’s patron saint.

5. Hermes Barcellos Public Park

Hermes Barcellos Public Park (Parque Público Hermes Barcellos) is a great alternative for those that want to be outdoors but also wish to take a break from the city’s busy beaches. Hermes Barcellos Public Park received a makeover in 2016 upon the request of local residents after it had suffered several years of neglect.
Learn more
Escape the beach crowds and enjoy an early morning or evening stroll around the lake of this municipal park located on the edge of downtown Arraial do Cabo.

Popular places to visit in Arraial do Cabo

Areas of Arraial do Cabo

Day trip destinations from Arraial do Cabo