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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  • Beautiful beach, with plenty of places to take pictures and enjoy the sea as usual has to plan because the beach is good until some 4 hours, then the wind of the truce. but excellent place for family.
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  • The Fort is a Museum and tells the story of the arrival of the Pirates here in the region (of Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio)!
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  • Top visual found on site. The history of the site and exposed a mimi exhibition. From there you can have a splendid view of the city of cabo frio, praia do forte natural beauties that are around the site.
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  • Beautiful place. Good place to view the coast of Cabo Frio.
  • Very beautiful place. A good reason to come.
  • an amazing place for sure! :)
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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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