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. Use our Cabo Frio vacation builder to add Japones Island and other attractions to your Cabo Frio vacation plans.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Although in all the beaches of Cape are cold, this seemed cold at times! The waves are much more calm. Super fun, is impossible not to love it all
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  • August 14, 2017
    Says it's Beach I loooove, quiet place ideal for children, has a restaurant nearby and were well served by Nightshade.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Quiet place, good to bring children. The waters are shallow and quiet, you can cross on foot at low tide and visit the island itself, or pay five Reais and crossing by boat. Has a small restaurant structure with relatively expensive prices.
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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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