San Matheus Fort, Cabo Frio

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Military Museum Architectural Building
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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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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  • 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.  more »
  • Nice destination after a walk on a beach. It is inicely positioned so you can see all the Cabo Frio beach from that location.  more »
  • Old replica-not replica...If you have issues climbing it may prove a challenge. there are no stairs, one must ascend the rocks to to fort. Once inside, there are a few cannon and not much else. Great ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. A good reason to come.
  • an amazing place for sure! :)
  • Nice view
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