Cabo Frio in Portuguese means ‘cold cape’ and is not be confused with Ilha de Cabo or the Island of Cabo. Hailed for its soft gold and ginger beaches, Cabo Frio is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Brazil. A little over 160 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro this picturesque town was first established by the Portuguese in the early 17th century. Home to nine perfect beaches it’s hardly surprising that this is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. And cheap too!
How to get there
The Cabo International Airport gets chartered flights from Chile, Uruguay and Argentina during the peak season. It is also served by quite a few domestic airlines. Your best bet, therefore, is to change flights at Rio if you are traveling from outside Brazil. Buses from Rio leave for Cabo Frio every half hour.
The main bus station is situated at the Julia Kubitschek Avenue. Also, cabs are available throughout the city at all hours of the day. Transport, therefore, is relatively easy to come by.
Cabo Frio: Best spots
Once in Cabo Frio you simply cannot miss visiting the 17th century Sao Mateus Fort dominating the town’s pristine coastline. This military fort buit in 1703 to defend against pirates attacking the gold pipeline that ran down to Minas Gerais
Drive down to the quaint little fishing village at Sao Pedra de Aldeia, a former Jesuit mission station with an impressive church and historically protected buildings. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, this is the place to experience some of the best fishing in the world. Rent a boat and try out the deep sea fishing routes, fishing piers and various beaches to cast off of. If you have been searching for that trophy fish, this is the village to visit.
Another great place for historical insight is Museu Oceanografico located in the midst of the town. The diversity of marine life on display reveals an entire underwater universe. Also, don’t miss out on the old shipwrecks and fishing tools, they really give you a sense of what a busy place this once was, what with the pirates attacking for gold.
When in Cabo Frio how can you possibly miss out on its breathtaking beaches? And here there’s a beach to suit each taste, so to speak. Surfing enthusiasts, for instance, will find it hard to tear themselves away from the Praia do Pero Beach. Not too far is the Conchas Beach which, as the name suggests, is in the shape of a conch. Speckled with natural pools and rock cliffs you’ll be fascinated by the sand dunes which change directions according to the wind. The Itajuru Chanel offers one of the most delectable views with its white and azure waters and quaint little bridge. Tourists taking a walk along this canal find themselves enraptured by the gorgeous mansions along the way as well as by the handicraft market nearby.
Places to eat
While taking a tour of the canal, stop by at Restaurante de Zé for some Brazilian coffee and Sweet exotic cakes. The great overall feel of the restaurant and its comfy interiors draws back tourists time and again. And if you are in the mood for some fresh seafood simply walk across the street into Tia Maluca. The food is well-cooked and priced reasonably and the views from here are stunning..
Like to sample some Brazilian buffet? Do check out the Restaurante Gosto Bom, the best self-serve fare in town. So, what are you waiting for? Call your travel agent and start packing your bags!
Author Bio: Angelina Christy is a travel author who has written many articles that keeps on guiding the travelers throughout the world. Angelina herself is an avid traveler who has traveled more than 22 countries. She also talk about travel options like Cheap Flights and cheap plane tickets that explains how tourists can minimize the cost of their travel fares.
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