Praia das Conchas, Cabo Frio

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Praia das Conchas's main attraction is a protected bay that provides safety to swimmers who are using their strokes in the ocean for the first time. Hike up the nearby hill for a view of the coastline that will make a picture-perfect postcard image. Don’t forget your snorkeling gear because the still bay waters make for nice underwater viewing. The beach itself fills up during Carnival season, so this is a good time to visit if you like the party scene, but off-season is quiet and popular with the locals. To visit Praia das Conchas and other attractions in Cabo Frio, use our Cabo Frio road trip site .
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  • Amazing Beach, near the Peró shopping mall that serves excellent anchovies. The beach has stones is very romantic and quiet beyond the crystal clear water has no high waves. Great for couple and family.
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  • Nice beach, with plenty of kiosk, but I called a lot of attention about the others that went into Camp and cabo Frio.
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  • Shell Beach is within the State Park of the Costa del Sol, therefore, already at the entrance is already charged the R $10.00 for Rotary parking car equivalent of 8:00 at 6:00 pm, which also entitles you to park on the beach of the Peró and go on the island from Japanese (not worth going to in that nasty place). It's a little on the dirt road until you reach the parking lot which is located facing the kiosks and the beach, at the entrance of the parking lots, the waiters ever address offering to stay in their barracks. The interesting thing is that don't charge umbrella/Chair rental, no minimum consumption (different from praia do Forte) and accept credit card and debit card. The beach itself is very beautiful, the sand is not as white as the beach and dunes, but the sea is calmer, very suitable for kids and family, there's not so many hawkers and the beach is not so full, is an ideal place to rest. More to the right of the beach, have some rocks and a trail to get to the top of the mountain, great for taking pictures. Going for the left side, the a area full of sand dunes and the boundary between the praia das Conchas and do Peró, didn't go to do Peró, but seemed to be more lively. Anyway, the praia das Conchas is for family or for those seeking quiet, I'm able to say that I prefer it than to praia do Forte, the tranquillity.
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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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