Things to do in Cabo Frio – Rio de Janeiro

Cabo Frio is a Brazilian municipality located in the Lakes Region in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

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It is the seventh oldest municipality in Brazil and the most famous in the Lakes Region.

Cabo Frio has paradisiacal beaches, in addition to Peró Beach having the Blue Flag seal, a certificate that guarantees tourists more information about the place, besides environmental education and good water quality.

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Things to do in Cabo Frio

Pero beach

With crystal clear water, the beach has, as previously mentioned, the Blue Flag seal.

beach in Cabo Frio

Praia do Peró – Peró Beach –  is surrounded by kiosks and summerhouses on the right side and by sand dunes on the left side, the Dunas do Peró (Sand Dunes), an immense Environmental Protection Area.

It is 7 kilometers long and is one of the main postcards of Cabo Frio.

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Fort Beach  – Things to do in Cabo Frio

Being considered the most famous beach in Cabo Frio, Praia do Forte – Fort Beach – has fine sand and very cold water.

It is a stretch of a beach that goes to Arraial do Cabo and is more than 8 kilometers long. This beach receives several different names, depending on the neighborhood you are.

It is in the center of Cabo Frio, being the most crowded beach.

It is named after the Forte of São Mateus (Free Translation – Saint Matthew Fort) in Cabo Frio, currently it has a lookout with a phenomenal view of the entire shore.

Japanese’s Island – Ilha do Japonês 

Ilha do Japonês – Japanese’s Island – is at the end of the Itajuru Channel and to get there, the easiest way is by boat, by water taxi, in which the round trip costs 20 reais (around $4 dollars), you can also go swimming, kayaking, by Stand up, as you prefer, if the tide is low it is possible to go on foot.

It has crystal clear water, calm sea and a lot of vegetation.

The place has no infrastructure, so take food and water, but remember not to leave trash on the beach.

Parque das Dunas – Things to do in Cabo Frio

The Parque das Dunas (Free Translation – Dunes Park) de Cabo Frio is an environmental preservation area, its sand dunes are basically of marine origin.

It is very common to see people sandboarding and rallying there.

The park’s opening hours are: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 8 pm.

Parrot Island – Ilha do Papagaios

The access to Parrot Island is only possible by authorized boats.

It is a very beautiful island, and it is very common to go there by a schooner.

It is the largest island in the city and is about 30 minutes from the center of Cabo Frio.

What’s up? Have you ever been this city? Do you know any nice places? Tell us in the comments!

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