Praia do Matadeiro

Matadeiro Beach is separated from Armação Beach by a river; you can cross it on foot or by a small bridge, than just a short trail over the hill.

The name comes from the old times, when they hunted whales in that area by herding them with small boats and trapping them on the Matadeiro Beach.

The beach has bars and restaurants, and it's guarded by a mountain called Morro do Matadouro, has a semi circle form and exuberant vegetation. It has strong waves and cold waters, good for experienced surfers.