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Japones Island, Cabo Frio

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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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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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  • If you're staying in/around Cabo Frio, you cannot miss this place. You have to access the nearest parking by car, pay a little fee to leave the car, and then cross the water on a shallow passage to re...  more »
  • Great place for BBQ and small kids. Take mosquito repellent with you. On very hot days and weekends in the summer months, this place will be extremely crowded.  more »
  • The Japanese island is like heaven after carnival, during the months of March, April and May. A place to enjoy nature and refresh your soul!  more »