San Matheus Fort, Cabo Frio
(4/5 based on 700+ 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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  • This Fort has several different views, has the Fort itself, a few stones, a staircase, basically overlooks all sides.
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  • Visibly a place abandoned. Dirty, smelly. It seems that there are people who use it as a toilet. I was a few minutes, because I could not stand and look there is nothing you can't have the rocks that are nearby. Those responsible (not sure if City Government, anyway) should be more careful with a construction like that, which is part of the history of the city. Sad.
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  • The beaches of Cabo Frio are much different and nicer than the beaches of Rio with white, squeaky sand. The small fort overlooks the bay and offers great views. Lovely.