Cabo Frio was founded in 1615 and it is the biggest and most developed beach town on the coast of the Rio de Janeiro State, surrounded by dunes and lagoons. It is a very popular destination for Brazilians and foreigners due to its pleasant weather and beautiful white sandy beaches.
The city offers many beautiful historical monuments, several churches and forts from the 17th century, such as Fort St. Matthew, built to protect the city, the Morro da Guia Chapel, built in the 18th century, with an excellent view of the town, and the majestic Feliciano Sodré bridge that stretches across a beautiful span of crystal blue water.
A combination of salty water and wind made the salt extraction the main economy of the city in the past (which has declined recently). A landscape shaped by this former extractive industry, with large shallow tanks and windmills, used to drain the water to remove the salt, can be seen when approaching the city, forming quite a unique sight.
Cabo Frio is an excellent choice for tourists looking for a city with a lot of infrastructure, good hotels with affordable prices and nine lovely sunny beaches to explore and relax. While you are there don’t forget to check the Gamboa Street, known as the Bikini street, which has more than 200 shops specialized in selling beachwear.
HOTEL/POUSADA – OPTIONS
ACTIVITY: Boat Tour
2 hours Ride: Canal Itajuru, Condo Moringa (home of artists), Warhead, Neighborhood History Passage, Ilha do Japanes (Japanese Island) , Boca da Barra, Praia do Forte, Lighthouse Laginha, Brava beach (nude), view from the archipelago of Cabo Frio and Ilha dos Papagaios (Isle of Parrots) stopping 30 minutes for diving.
- Service on board: 2 Types of Fruit, Soda and Mineral Water
- Time: from 9:00 to 15:00
- Price: CAD 40.00 per person
1 hour Ride: the same itinerary except Brava beach and Ilha dos Papagaios (Isle of Parrots)
- Service on board: Soda and Mineral Water
- Boarding: Boulevard Canal
- Time: from 15:00 until 17:00
- Price: CAD 30.00 per person
Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar
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Packages suggested: RIO DE JANEIRO+BUZIOS+CABO FRIO+ARRAIAL DO CABO