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Japones Island, Cabo Frio
(3.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Known to be a quiet nook in a busy area, Japones Island is a small resort with thatched food kiosks where you can sit down for a peaceful meal. Fresh fish is caught and served up in the traditional style here. The water along the beach is quite shallow and calm, making it a popular spot for families with little children. Farther up the coast you can find deeper waters for swimming and scuba diving. Boats can also be rented for sightseeing along the Itajuru Channel. Nearby trails attract ecotourists and casual hikers, as well as locals picnicking in secluded spots along the shore. When the tide is low, you can take a walk straight across the channel, from the island to the mainland. Use our Cabo Frio vacation builder to add Japones Island and other attractions to your Cabo Frio vacation plans.
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  • A tiny island very hot to stay! Don't have waves, clear and shallow waters. Without kiosks, then take lunch! Worth the visit.
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  • Easy access and parking (the ticket sold by R$ at the entrance also to the praia do Peró and Shell Beach, all day). Caution you can access the island by foot, however you can pay to make the crossing of canoe (especially if you load something). Worth the visit.
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  • Me and my husband we took one of the boats that are in the neighborhood of the passage (7 reais per person per piece) and we were visiting the island. As the day was sunny, it was great and the place was beautiful! I thought it's worth a lot to visit!
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