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Japones Island, Cabo Frio
(3.4/5 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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  • The place is spectacular, with a unique beauty. Crystal clear waters that form a pool. Great for kids. But it's abusive what value the boatmen charge to make a crossing from one end to another of the island that has less than 8 metres. And still charge roundtrip. Who's got a good stature and is low on stock market can make the crossing on foot.
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  • Idyllic location. A special place to spend days contemplating this paradise. With complete infrastructure, you can spend an entire day enjoying and eating various treats offered, in addition to good live music and kayaking and stand up. Super Recommend
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  • It is beautiful, arriving there is a spectrum that sell coconut chilly, perfect for lower temperatures, your can cross from there to the island on foot, provided the tide permitted, although in some parts it is muddy and must be taken care with the pufferfish, sunset is beautiful, but it is advisable to get more early.
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