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Cabo Frio, Brazil

Cabo Frio got its name - "Cold Cape" - from the low temperature of the sea water there. A unique submarine current brings cold water up from the South Pole to the coast nearby. But the cold water is more than compensated for by the beautiful scenery in this unique beach resort. The beaches have fine white sand shaped into striking dunes. And the picturesque windmills used in salt production stand out in stark contrast to the bright blue of the sea and sky.

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Cabo Frio, Brazil

Port of Call in South America

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The most famous beach in Cabo Frio is Forte Beach, where the fortress of Saint Mathews was built in 1620. Stretching 7.5 kilometers, the beach is located in the heart of the town near many bars and restaurants. Head all the way to the left end to explore the fort and get a panoramic view you won't forget.

Shopping for Bargains

If you want to fit in on the beach in Brazil, you'll need a bikini. And there's no better place to buy one than Gamboa Street, also known as the Bikini Street. You'll find more than 200 shops here specializing in beach wear at low prices. Bikinis, sarongs, sandals, shorts - if you wear it on the beach, you'll find it here.

Local Currency

Brazil's currency is the Brazilian real (BRL). Most stores will accept credit cards; however, traveler's checks are not usually accepted. You may get a discount if you pay with cash.

Weather in Cabo Frio, Brazil


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 83.7° 28.72°
Average Low 72.1° 22.28°
Mean Temperature 77° 25°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 3.1 in 7.87 cm

Before You Visit

Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.


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