Cabo Frio is a resort town with a population of 150,000 that has it all for the tourists: excellent beaches, night clubs, restaurants, shows and night life for all ages and tastes. Cabo Frio offers easy access to all nearby tourist centers including Arraial do Cabo, Buzios, Rio das Ostras, Petropolis and Rio de Janeiro. The bus terminal has reliable direct service to Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Juíz de Fora, Macaé, etc.
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Arraial do Cabo is the Brazilian capital of scuba diving and its main attraction is the ocean. While the temperature of the water on the beach is 23-26 degrees year long, there is a cold layer just above the bottom and the use of 6mm suit when scuba diving is recommended. There are 88 wrecks in the area a great scuba diving attraction. Snorkeling or spear fishing is another popular activity. The boat trips are unforgettable, especially the one to the Blue Grotto with stops at the Pontal do Atalaia and floating restaurant. The town itself, surrounded by hills and resembling a fishing village, has white dunes, sandbanks, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and beautiful headlands, like Pontal do Atalaia, where you can enjoy a wonderful coastal sunset. At Big beach, stretching as far as the horizon in the direction of Saquarema beach, you can indulge in a late-afternoon drink and a bite to eat in one of the bars. For the more energetic travelers, there is a number of trails to explore, such as the one that leads to the old lighthouse.
Cabo Frio & Arraial do Cabo, called "Atlantic Paradise" feature the best of the “Region of the Lakes”: dunes, lakes and paradisiacal beaches. Discover 20 miles of the best beaches in Brazil, crystal sand that is 80% see through pure crystal that sings when you squish it! Cabo Frio is the perfect place for swimming, scuba diving, kiteboarding, windsurfing and surfing! This beautiful nature, perfect weather, simple way of people, architecture of small town makes this region a great tourist attraction.
The climate is warm and humid year round with equal air and water temperature on the beach of average of 25 °C in the summer and 20 °C in the winter.
Cabo Frio is less than 150 kilometres or a 2 hour drive away from Rio de Janeiro (depending on the traffic). Follow the signs for Niteroi, after the 13-kilometre-long Rio-Niterói bridge make a left in direction of Rio Bonito, about 50 kilometres. Then take a right (Via Lagos) following the sign Araruama / Cabo Frio (Região dos Lagos). Continue for another 70 kilometres past Araruama and Sao Pedro till you get to Cabo Frio.
Taxi ride to the bus station (rodoviaria) from the airport, Copacabana or Center is around R$25. From "Rodoviária Novo Rio" take Autoviacao 1001 bus (International Telephone Calls) to Cabo Frio (every 30 minutes, cost R$ 20, 2-3 hour trip).
|Laguna Hotel Pousada||Rua dos Atobas, 22 Frente a Praia do Foguete||HOTEL||-|
|Cabo Frio Central Hostel||Rua Jorge Lassio 1318-B||Hostel||-|
|Tortuga Hostel Cabo Frio||Rua Goias, 266||Hostel||81|
|Cabo Surf Lodge||Av dos Arpoes, 21 Cabo Frio - Gamboa||Hostel||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
Correios is the national postal service of Brazil. It is a government run postal service and overseen by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications. Post offices are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00am to 5:00pm, although post offices located in shopping malls have their own opening hours, usually from 10:00am to 10:00pm. There are no set opening hours at weekends and as post office owners can choose when to open and close. More and more post offices are open until 1:00pm on Saturdays though. You can check things at the nearest post office. Sending postcards, letters and parcels is a rather straightforward process and services are reliable, though not overly fast when sending post internationally, mostly taking about a week to the USA and Europe, and there is a track-and-trace service for this as well. Domestically, there are both next day as well as more expensive same day delivery options. Stamps are available at post offices, as well as some kiosks or other places where they sell postcards.
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