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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  • Recommend meet, who enjoyed beautiful scenery is an attraction that cannot go! I did a pregnancy test, it was a spectacle.
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  • Worth knowing. I'm sure you will have great pictures. Enjoy the trails and take your time. Easy access.
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  • Impossible not to visit, gives us a broad view of the sea, is right next to the Fort, which yields beautiful photos.
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