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Arraial do Cabo is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Its population was 27,715 as of 2010 census and its total area is 160 square kilometres (62 sq mi). It was founded in 1503 by the conqueror Amerigo Vespucci. In 1960 a documentary film was made directed by Mário Carneiro and Paulo Cesar Saraceni about the local fishing industry. Its geography made Arraial do Cabo an important and dangerous point in the age of sail. Since the Portuguese Navy arrival (1503) until nineteenth century many shipwrecks occurred. Due to this fact (and other biological factors) Arraial do Cabo is well known as the "Dive Capital". The municipality operates the Ilha do Cabo Frio Biological Reserve, a fully protected conservation unit on an Atlantic island in the south east of the municipality.It contains the 56,769 hectares (140,280 acres) Arraial do Cabo Marine Extractive Reserve, created in 1997.


Looking for travel information about Arraial Do Cabo? Explore the best travel advice on Arraial Do Cabo, Brazil. Arraial Do Cabo is located at a short trip away from Rio De Janeiro a major city in Brazil. Attractions in Rio De Janeiro include Cristo Redentor On Corcovado, Pao De Acucar, Sugarloaf Mountain. A vacation to Arraial Do Cabo can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • Pollution Statistics in Arraial Do Cabo

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    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
  • Arraial Do Cabo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Arraial Do Cabo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arraial Do Cabo.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 91.67 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 68.75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in Arraial Do Cabo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 34.51 (Low)
    • Climate Index 91.69 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Arraial Do Cabo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arraial Do Cabo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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