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Caraguatatuba comes from the junction of the words caraguatá, gravatá, carauatá, cruatá, coroá, croatá, croá or the word is derived from Curaá Guatatybo, that means "bay with highs and lows",
Tabatinga - it is 18 kilometers from downtown, bordering Ubatuba, it has intense traffic of motorboats, jet-skis and kayaks.
Ilha do Tamanduá (Anteater Island) - it is a good beach for fishing, diving and ecological walking. It's the largest island of Caraguatatuba, with boat accesses by the beaches of Tabatinga, Cocanha, Mocóca and Massaguaçú.
"Caraguatatuba is a big city."
Mocóca - An almost wild beach with calm waters. One of the cleanest, wildest and deserted beaches of Caraguatatuba.
Cocanha - with good infrastructure, shallow and calm waters and crystal-clear. It is located near Cocanha Islands, appropriate for diving.
Massaguaçu - from there one can see Ilhabela. It is a beach recommended for fishing and surfing. During the whole year throw fishing tournaments are accomplished along this beach. To its south, there is Capricon beach and the main attraction is a lagoon formed by the encounter of these two beaches.
Capricórnio (Capricorn) - with about 4 kilometers of extension, shares with Massaguaçú one of the longest borders of Caraguatatuba. It's appropriate for fishing.
"There are many kiosks in Martins de Sá."
Brava (Rough) - it is to the left of Martins de Sá. Only reached by difficult access, being about 1,5 kilometer of car and the 200 remaining meters on foot. It is the most beautiful of the area.
Martins de Sá - The most complete and frequented by the youths. It has the best night bars of Caraguá. Kiosks, bars and restaurants makes its coast the busiest by day and night.
Prainha (Little beach) - with kiosks and bars along its border. Its coast is indicated for rod fishery. To its right side a small trail, an easy one, takes to the Beach of Camaroeiro.
Stone of the Alligator - a stone with an alligator format sculpted by nature. Located on the coast of Ponta do Camaroeiro, with access also by Prainha.
"This is Pedra da Freira (Nun's Stone) ."
Pedra da Freira (Nun's Stone) - stone formation that seems like a nun. Localized in front of Garcez beach (or Robalo, as it is well known).
Praia do Camaroeiro (Camaroeiro Beach) - Meeting point of the fishermen. There, the fishermen also rent boats for sails.
Praia do Centro (Downtown Beach) - Border of Avenida da Praia, central point of the city. Basically it occupies the whole border of downtown. It also hosts the Megacycle, the biggest motorcycle event of the North Coast,
Praia do Indaiá (Indaiá Beach) - Long strip of sand with calm and shallow water. A lot of trip buses fills the place during the weekends.
Praia das Palmeiras (Palm trees' Beach) - nice nightlife. Check it out.
"There is an endless bike lane here."
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Tips by GUSTAVO VIVACQUA
1. Take care with the speed bumps of the city. They are inverted, instead of ramps they are ditches that wreck the car.
2. Visit the ramp of hand-gliding in Serra do Mar. It has the best view of the city.
3. For who enjoys to ride the bike, the city has an endless bike lane. Besides, the sand is hard and you can also ride by the beach.
4. Ride on horse for the trails of the Serra do Mar is a good option too. In the equine club of the city you get to rent horses.
5. Guides from "Fundação Cultural e Associação Ecológica" (Cultural Foundation and Ecological Association) take you for the trails of the old roads.
6. The Rough Beach is the most beautiful, don't miss it.
7. If you like to drive karts, the city has one of the best tracks of Brazil.
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