Arraial do Cabo is a Brazilian municipality in the Lakes Region, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The city is coastal, and has an average altitude of only eight meters. Founded in 1503 by the conqueror Amerigo Vespucci, it was elevated to the municipality only in 1985, after the emancipation of Cabo Frio. In 2014 it had a population of 28 866 inhabitants according to IBGE. The highways that serve the municipality are RJ-140 / BR-120 and RJ-102.
The city of Arraial do Cabo, as the name indicates, is actually a cable, a large piece of land (superior to the point and point) entering the sea, has a small diversity of beaches in coves, among these may be considered some of the beaches Most beautiful in the world. The city is home to the Oporto Port, which is actually a three-pier marina where products enter the city and produce salt. Ideal for diving, ecotourism is the basis of the economy, not taking advantage of the region for the development of aquaculture and mariculture. It also has a very simple and troubled urban area, with only two-story buildings in winding and narrow streets, in addition to a notorious process of unusual faveling between neighboring towns.