Velho Farol, Macae

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An important part of the city’s rich heritage, Velho Farol was built of stone in 1880. The lighthouse once watched over the safety of passing freighter vessels, ensuring them safe entry into and exit out of these waters. Today, you can visit this historic site by taking a short walk from the city center. The lighthouse is located on Imbetiba Beach, which is a popular stop for local fishermen. Visit the old lighthouse for a valuable lesson in regional history, and spend the rest of the day on this quiet beach that is rarely crowded by visitors. Make Velho Farol a centerpiece of your Macae vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Macae vacation builder.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Access since the end of the last century 70 became more restricted. You can go to a good, but not the same. Sustained reforms, which in my view took the original charm, since I went to a lot in childhood, the beach next door.
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  • December 18, 2016
    The old Lighthouse is little known, but their access is super easy and can be done walking or biking through bike path that leads to it. On the way there is a break with a swing the shade of a tree. The bike path entrance is next to the access to the gate of the Petrobras Beach Camper
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  • December 16, 2016
    On the edge of the Beach today with easy access, it's worth checking out the visual of the Imbetiba Beach, already destroyed by Petrobras.
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Tourism in Macae has grown in the modern era, along with the other industries of the city. This means that many of the accommodations available are new chain hotels, suitable for business travelers and international tourists alike. Find the main bulk of options along Av. Atlantica, with many enjoying sea views, as well as a good set of amenities and services, such as swimming pools, gyms, spas, and bars. If you're on a budget, consider staying a little distance away from the developed waterfront. Though the choice is still limited to hotels, the ones in more residential areas of the city offer scaled-back facilities at reduced rates.
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