Morro do Arpoador, Cabo Frio

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Cabo Frio
Mountain Historic Site
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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  • 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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  • 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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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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