Cabo Frio Travel Guide

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Cabo Frio Things to Do

  • Forte Sao Mateus

    North end of Praia do Forte. This 17th century attraction is worth the hike up. You get amazing views of Cabo Frio.

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  • DUNES

    There are 3 sand spots in and about Cabo Frio.The dunes in Praia Do Pero,a super beach for surfing and surfcasting,are 6km North,in the direction of Buzius,near Ogivas and after Praia Brava and Praia Das Conchas.The Pontal dunes at Praia Do Forte town beach stretchs from the Fort to Miranda's hills

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  • ITAJURU CHANEL

    Links Araruama lake to the ocean,Cabo Frio lies to one side of this chanel.Here's the chanel late afternoon...

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Cabo Frio Hotels

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  • Pousada Laguna Hotel

    Rua dos Atobas 22, Praia do Foguete, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, 28908, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Best Western Paradiso Del Sol

    Prof. Domingos Bonifacio Ribeiro, 103-Passagem, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, 28906-100, Brazi

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Malibu Palace Hotel

    Avenida Do Contorno 900, Cabo Frio, Rio De Janeiro

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

Cabo Frio Restaurants

  • Take me to the Candy Shop!

    If you consider the beach a restaurant ... of sorts. It does offer up differnt items for you enoyment. Beer (Skol), Oysters, Candy Floss, Chicken on a stick, Cigarettes, Potato Chips, Bottle Water, Suntan Lotion, Hats, Sarongs, Shrimp on a skewer, some sort of white cheese you got to burn over their toaster size bbq.I live for the beach, it was...

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  • Oh the selection!

    Stay away from any person selling fresh seafood on a platter. Chances are you will get very sick. Even some of the locals won't eat the vendors seafood. There are chicken sticks that you watch them burn on a flame, had these no problems.

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Cabo Frio Nightlife

  • Pleasures Plentiful

    We bought a few coolers at the small shop inside the mall and headed to the beach. It was dark and people still milled about. A trolly of all the super hereos and disney was ammusing. Superman, WonderWoman, Daffy, Mickey Mouse, the list can go on. Fairswheel music played from your grandads wooden speakers that sit on all four corners of the roof....

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  • MORE

    There are plenty of places to eat out and most of them have the "distict" Cabo Frio flavour!Tuna is on most menus and is as good as only fresh fish can be.I suggest trying one of the local Cabo's restaurants for rice and beans as well - it's worth it!

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  • CARNAVAL IN CABO

    As mentioned million times before,I never stay in Rio for carnaval,and the refuges usually are Arraial,Cabo Frio(Buzius never too..)or Paraty.I really like carnaval here for its mix of a lot of people but keeping it harmonic and not too crowd to make it looks like the famous.."too much apples you can't see the tree".."CaboFolia " is the name of the...

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Cabo Frio Transportation

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    by janaina Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Cabo Frio is around 150km from Rio(2 hours),buses leave Rio to CF every half an hour.
    Once in Cabo,there are cabs and buses to move around.
    The town is a 2km hike along the Julia Kubitchek Avenue from the bus station.
    There's a map of the city on the wall of the bus station.

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Cabo Frio Local Customs

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    by janaina Written Nov 14, 2002

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    On Cabo Frio there are allthe tipical coastside handcrafts,made by all they can find from the nature..(lace,pots,baskets,fishing gear,etc..)
    Oral literature must see(or hear)is the "Contadores de causos"(story tellers..),usually at the same specific public gardens.
    The most tipical dishes are "peixada"(fishes),"camaroada"(shrimps) and "mariscada"(shell fishes),that may be served with "cana com campoinha"(popular word that stands for "cachaca",a popular alcoholic beverage made from sugar cane..oops,watch out!).

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Cabo Frio Off The Beaten Path

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    by janaina Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Some interesting points to see here,and what helps to understand what is or better say,was,the importance of Cabo Frio at the general historic contest of the region are:
    1.Casa do Povo(charitas):there's a library with a section about historical memories of Cabo Frio,a collection of paintings hy Cabo Frio's artists and a marine collection.
    2.San Matheus Fort:finished in 1616,it's a must for tourists,located at the end of "Do Forte" beach.
    This stone fortress,a stronghold against the pirates,is open from 10:00 to 16:00 from tuesday to sunday.
    3.Nossa Senhora Dos Anjos monastery:located at "Largo De San Antonio",has XVI century furniture,statues and paintings are kept safe by the high walls of the little cemetery inside it.
    In front of the monastery is the "Cruzeiro Da Pedra de San Antonio,dating from the XVI century as well.
    Also a must see "Morro Da Guia",with its chapel and Nossa Senhora Da Asuncao church,built in 1615,its interior has wonderful paintings representing the 4 apostles and a historical statue of the saint which gives name to the church,brought from Braga,Portugal.
    The mother church,restored in 1951,is noted for the baroque altar.

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Cabo Frio Sports & Outdoors

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    by janaina Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Your Kitesurfing destination is Cabo Frio!(excellent!)
    Not a big expert here,but I saw how guys enjoy practicing this sport here.
    The bay is about 15 km wide and has loads of places to kite.
    You can launch nearly anywhere along the long sandy beach!
    The best spot is directly in front of the hostel "Hoopika Gardens".
    This spot is pretty good for surfing as well.
    15 min. from the hostel is the laguna which has excellent kiting as well with flat water.
    Cabo Frio is excellent for begginers and experienced kiteboarders alike!
    The wind in Cabo Frio is constant and there are often waves further out for those that want to go wave jumping...

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Cabo Frio Favorites

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    by janaina Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ..the economy of the Portuguese settlements was based on Brazilian coastal woods,which was felled and shipped back to Europe.
    Portuguese vessels were at the mercy of Dutch and French corsairs until 1615,when the Portuguese defeated their European foes,founded "Santa Helena De Cabo Frio",
    and took the French built "Fort of San Matheus",to protect their trade.
    In time,the Franciscans joined the sttlement and built the "Nossa Senhora Dos Anjos" convent.
    They were followed by the jesuits at "Campo Novo" farm.
    By the 1800's,with the Brazil woods satnds completely destroyed at the region,the economy was geared toward fishing,and recently,tourism,salt works and chemical industries.
    Here the map of CF you can have at the central bus station..

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