Cabo Frio, Brazil

Cabo Frio, Brazil

Experience Cabo Frio

If you are a sun lover or surfer, Cabo Frio (cold cape) has a beach for you.  Forte, Prainha, Conchas, Playa Peró, Papagaios Island, Foguete, or Dunas Park are just some of the many, marvelous beaches available in this destination for your relaxation and pleasure.  This is a favorite getaway spot for Brazilians making it a great opportunity to absorb and enjoy the “local culture”.


There is also an active nightlife scene, especially in the summer months (December through April). Attached to the city of Cabo Frio is also a small charming fishing village called Portinho where you will find great restaurants by the water. 

  • Around 130,000 people live in this small city.
  • The average temperature year-round is 80 degrees.
  • Cabo Frio is about 80 miles from Rio de Janeiro.
  • This town is well-known for their soccer club.
  • There are a variety of ethnic restaurants around the city including excellent Brazilian food.
  • The city is connected to the airport in Rio by a bus that leaves every 2 hours or so. Ask for the bus 1001.

There are a multitude of hotel options in the city.  There is something to meet every financial, cultural and historical need. VoomaGo has worked with our network of Locals and partnered with a few vetted accommodations and options. When we’re building your trip with you, we can discuss the availability and right fit for your needs.

A day in Cabo Frio…

Before going to the beach, check out Gamboa Street, known as the Bikini Street; Gamboa has many shops specializing in beach wear at low prices: bikinis, sarongs, sandals, shorts, etc. When you arrive at the beach you will see Forte Sao Mateus, a stronghold against pirates built in the early 17th century to protect the lucrative brazilwood trade.  This is also a perfect spot to enjoy the 180 degree view of Praia (beach) do Forte and downtown Cabo Frio. Don’t leave the beach without buying an açai (local berry smoothie) from a cart, this is totally a must!

As you adventure through the city you may spot vendors of pineapple on bikes, for a couple of dollars this will be the best pineapple you’ve ever tried. Climb the small hill in the center of town to the Morro da Guia Chapel to get a fabulous panoramic view of CaboFrio.  Inside the small closed chapel is a beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary.  The story goes that she was originally in the church at the foot of the hill but every morning they found her at the top so eventually they just left her there!

Experiences in Cabo Frio