Morro do Arpoador, Cabo Frio

4.9
#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Cabo Frio
For that postcard-perfect picture of Cabo Frio, head to Morro do Arpoador. It requires a short walk, but the commanding view of crescent-shaped Praia do Forte beach below is worth it. Located near Forte Sao Mateo (the Fort of St. Matthew) in Boca da Barra, Morro do Arpoador marks the point where Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci established the first trading post in Brazil in 1503. In addition to the vista, you might glimpse sea turtles and even penguins if you visit in winter. If you're traveling by car, you'll find parking near the fort. For Morro do Arpoador and beyond, use our Cabo Frio online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Cabo Frio vacation.
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  • Sea view and barking fishermen boying to the movement of passing boats. There are many trees that make it more picturesque
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  • It is close to the São Matheus Fort, the trail is very easy, there are some banks in the sights so we can enjoy the view. The scenery is beautiful, the water super clear, we saw even a sea turtle! Don't stop visiting.
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