The formely Cabo Frio District comprised Cabo Frio(the most populous town),Buzius(the wealthy ,sophisticated resort) and Arraial
(which has since become independent politically and economically,beacause of its salt industry).
According to Marcio Verneck,a local historian,Cabo Frio was inhabitated at least 5500 years ago.
Before the Portugueses arrived,the warring Tamoio and Goitacazes tribes lived here.
In 1503 Portugueses,under the command of Americo Vespucio,landed at PRAIA DOS ANJOS,in Arraial.
Twenty four men were left behind,to build a new settlement.
Fantastic reports about this community were the model for Thomas More's "UTOPIA"!
This region is basically the cities of Buzios,Cabo Frio and Arraial Do Cabo.
Arraial Do Cabo is an incredible peninsula with seven attarctive beaches.
Here the locals are a bit more innocent and less exposed to the volum of tourism that the neighboring towns experience.
However,the cobblestones streets and crystal green water create a magic that is nearly lost in our high tech fast paced world!