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Cabo Frio

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Founded way back in 1615, Cabo Frio represents the seventh-oldest city in Brazil. Despite rapid development in recent years, some colonial-era buildings still remain, with whitewashed chapels and ranch houses neatly maintained and occupying scenic positions on the hills overlooking the coast. However, tourism in Cabo Frio tends to focus on the beaches and entertainment sector. Busy white sand beaches with many commercial enterprises are the locus of activity both day and night--although a walk along the coast will reveal that they eventually peter out into secluded areas of dunes. Plan my trip to Brazil with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Praia do Forte ©
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Praia do Forte
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Praia das Conchas ©
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Praia das Conchas
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Praia do Pero ©
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Praia do Pero
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Prainha ©
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Prainha
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Cabo Frio

Farol Beach ©
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Farol Beach Arraial do Cabo
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Forno Beach ©
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Forno Beach Arraial do Cabo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Orla Bardot Boardwalk ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Orla Bardot Boardwalk Armacao dos Buzios
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Cabo Frio

Praia das Dunas ©
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Praia das Dunas
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Passagem Neighborhood ©
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Passagem Neighborhood
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Japones Island ©
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Japones Island
3.8
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Scuba & Snorkeling
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Cabo Frio

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Foguete Beach ©
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Foguete Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
San Matheus Fort
Military Museum
San Matheus Fort
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Papagaios Island ©
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Papagaios Island
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Brava Beach ©
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Brava Beach
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Cabo Frio

Morro do Arpoador
Mountain
Morro do Arpoador
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Morro da Guia Chapel
Mountain
Morro da Guia Chapel
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Dois Irmaos Island ©
Island
Dois Irmaos Island
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Redonda Island
Island
Redonda Island
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Cabo Frio

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Palmeiras Beach ©
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Palmeiras Beach
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Japones Island Beach
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Japones Island Beach
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
Aquarius Beach
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Aquarius Beach
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Sao Bento Beach
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Sao Bento Beach
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Cabo Frio

The main bulk of Cabo Frio's accommodations lies between Avenida Teixeira e Souza and Praia do Forte. In this area, choose from pousadas (guesthouses), hostels, and small hotels with rooms at budget to mid-range prices. A few luxury options lie along the sand and the water here, with good views of the surrounding landscape. If you're looking to stay a little out of town, stick to the coastal roads running to the north and south. Along them, you'll find some pretty scenic little pousadas, a few hostels, and some secluded rental apartments and villas.
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