Morro do Arpoador, Cabo Frio

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For that postcard-perfect picture of Cabo Frio, head to Morro do Arpoador. It requires a short walk, but the commanding view of crescent-shaped Praia do Forte beach below is worth it. Located near Forte Sao Mateo (the Fort of St. Matthew) in Boca da Barra, Morro do Arpoador marks the point where Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci established the first trading post in Brazil in 1503. In addition to the vista, you might glimpse sea turtles and even penguins if you visit in winter. If you're traveling by car, you'll find parking near the fort. Using our custom trip planner, Cabo Frio attractions like Morro do Arpoador can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Ride beautiful, beautiful views of the Cabo Frio's Fort. Site care with beautiful beach. Place for the family, for photos, videos and etc. Anyone visiting will not regret it.
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  • one of the best places to dazzle the wonderful view of the entrance of the channel, it is possible to observe the ocean and also Japanese island
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  • To reach the Fort you'll pass through it. It is worth exploring a little because the view there is fantastic. It's good to get flip-flop or some kind of footwear because the rocks are sharp and hot.
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