San Matheus Fort, Cabo Frio

(3.9/5 based on 800 reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit San Matheus Fort and other attractions in Cabo Frio using our Cabo Frio vacation route planner.
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  • Location with lovely view to praia do forte, praia das dunas and the distance beach. Many rocks and crystalline water, however the site is very poorly maintained without much of a safety/security to go up and down. It's worth checking out the viewpoint of the Japanese island that lies nearby.
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  • Who is visiting Cabo Frio must meet the Forte de São Matheus, is to take pictures, to enjoy the scenery, and especially, admire the sun setting. It's beautiful!
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  • The access is made by praia do Forte, the visit is free and the only trouble is you need to climb the rocks, is not difficult, but a person with difficulty of locomotion, might not be able to. The view is beautiful and yields beautiful pictures.
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