Japones Island, Cabo Frio

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#1 of 10 in Nature in Cabo Frio
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Japones Island by using our Cabo Frio trip itinerary planner .
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  • The place is beautiful, paradise but with no access at the entrance you are deceiving saying the site is far away and we should lease car (crap) can't go, however, the lack of structure I was disappointed, for photos and videos to reality is another. The location is very frequented, and when I went there were many jellyfish that left us fearful. Anyway, it's nice to know, but wouldn't go back.
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  • Transparent, calm and shallow sea. Ideal for family with children ride! Little bar/restaurant structure.
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  • The island is very beautiful, crystalline water but icy. When I went to had plenty of aguas vivas, was burned by an even. But still had many children playing.
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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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