Caipirinhas and swimming shouldn´t mix
Arraial do Cabo Travel Blog› entry 5 of 99 › view all entries
Yesterday was excellent, the reason why people go on these sorts of trips.
We went out on a boat at 11am, a nice yacht but running the motor with the sails put away. There were unlimited drinks throughout the trip, including caipirinhas! Result! They took us all around the bays and then dropped us off at the first beach. We did some snorkelling and some people found a turtle swimming just off shore. I saw a Trumpet Fish, apparently, but yet to be confirmed.
Then back on the boat to go across to a beach on the other side with a big sand dune behind it, where we rented boards for 5 Reais and did sand boarding. The boat anchored fairly near to shore this time and so I was able to live the dream of diving off a yacht into the sea and swimming to the beach, and then swimming back later. We got two more caipirinhas in before arriving back in port. All for 25 Reais, or less than 10 pounds!
In the evening we got a bus to the nearby city of Cabo Frio to savour some nightlife, which is lacking in Arraial. Brilliant, there was a strip of bars and restaurants all along the side of a big canal. Water fronts and bars always make a great alliance!