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. For Morro do Arpoador and beyond, use our Cabo Frio online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Cabo Frio vacation.
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  • A beautiful location at the end of praia do forte and Itajuru channel input. Well worth meeting and see the beautiful view from the entrance channel. Very pretty.
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  • Visually stunning from Praia do Forte, the Japanese island and the entrance to the Canal of Itajuru, through which boats, fishing boats and yachts.
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  • Boat ticket just to meet and enjoy the view, very nice. for a nice view necessary sunny day.
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