San Matheus Fort, Cabo Frio

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Built into a rocky outcropping off the coast, this military installation once used for defense now gives visitors an ideal spot for ocean views. San Matheus Fort defended the settlers near this chunk of coast from threats on the water. Today, it is a landmark that attracts passersby from all over the world. You won't find a museum or guided tour, but the breeze on your face and the sea slamming into the rocks below make this a good location to take in the beauty of the country's coastline. Plan a trip to Cabo Frio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • I went on a Tuesday from too much sun and heat, the look is stunning, for those who enjoy history as I can imagine what it was like in the past, how they lived, how they dressed ... etc ... There the problem once again were the garbage that people play on your surroundings, it's not much, but it bothers me and as nature lover makes me indignant. But it's worth going up and take lots of pictures!
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  • I couldn't visit, is to pull the car in the STREET, on the street and not in a parking lot, a "lookout" in real early 10 charged could get out of the car. I found absurd and I didn't. (Note: In some States of Brazil complain of the guy who asks for JUST a penny. I hope this don't turn sets)
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  • The place is beautiful and the view is wonderful, but it smelled very pee! I was very upset about it and I couldn't stay there too long. Also had a lot of trash on the floor
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  • Beautiful place. Good place to view the coast of Cabo Frio.
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  • Very beautiful place. A good reason to come.

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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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