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“Fort Beach in Cabo Frio-RJ, Brazil” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arraial do Cabo Experience with Boat Tour from Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #1 of 77 things to do in Cabo Frio
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Fort Beach in Cabo Frio-RJ, Brazil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Forte Beach (or "Praia do Forte", in portuguese) is quite a pleasant place, a urban beach close to Downtown Cabo Frio. Lots of good bars, restaurants, some night life (mainly during summer season) etc.; access by road (some 170 km / 105 mi drive or comfortable buses with a/c, go to Auto Viacao 1001 - http://www.autoviacao1001.com.br/en/) or by plane (AZUL has regular flights which usually increase during summer and decrease frequencies after Carnival Holiday. Cabo Frio is also close to Arraial do Cabo and Armacao dos Buzios (35-min drive) with their great diving spots and more than 20 beautiful beaches, lots of islands to visit etc. Quite windy region during spring, but a pradise if one enjoys some challenging sailing. A must-go for everyone travelling through the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Visited March 2014
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is the main beach of Cabo frio and its really good. The sand is white, the water is clear and there is a lot of people that sell u many kinds of food and even clothes and other stuff. I like it really much.

Visited November 2013
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Cabo Frio, RJ
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97 reviews
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“Good beach and great area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Come and enjoy the sand and water at Praia do Forte! The beach and water are enjoyed by surfers and bathers alike. Moderate waves make it enjoyable for younger bathers as well as those more daring! For families with younger children, the beach most closest to the fort is best. For those wave riders and families with older children, the beach is fun for all. Do watch the jet ski riders! The only real draw back to the area is the lack of parking. There is construction being carried out currently on a stretch of the beach road making it difficult to get around but hopefully this will be complete by Mid-December. Hawkers sell everything from food and drink to sunscreen. Watch your belongings as with the masses of bathers during the holidays things do come up missing if the opportunity presents itself. Theft is not a big problem but it does exist so just keep an eye out. Hotels and B-n-B in the area are reasonably priced as are the eateries. Many brasileiros tend to rent apartments out for weeks at a time packing several people into modest apartments and spreading the costs over more occupants. Other attractions include boat excursions which take you on tours of the beach front and a dip in the waters near parrot island for reasonable per person costs, a shopping mall promises to be open by mid December as well. Come for a visit and enjoy!
All in all, good prices and good times to be had.

Visited November 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful beach to rest and enjoy your holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Forte beach has more than 10km of extension with fine and white sand, like flour.The fort on the edge of the beach is a reminder of the Portuguese colonization in the region. The constant wind provides a delicious sensation of well-being, but make no mistake: use sunblock even on cloudy days. The sun is strong and the white sand reflects its rays.

Visited July 2013
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Buenos Aires
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“Incredible Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Wide beach with white sand that feels like flour when you run your fingers through it. The sea is great as well just a little bit cold but you get used to it once you are inside.

Visited July 2013
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