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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Cabo Frio, Brazil your home away from home

Cabo Frio is 152 km east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Situated on the coast of Brazil the name means “Cold Cape”. This refers to the particularly low temperature of the sea as a current flows directly from the South Pole and emerges near Cabo Frio.

Things to Do in Cabo Frio, Brazil

Cabo Frio is a large city with beautiful beaches and white sand dunes sculpted by the onshore wind. Sandboarding is a fun activity to try on the huge sand dunes. The area has several beaches which are popular for sunbathing, swimming, sailing and surfing. In summer the beaches can be packed with visitors, particularly when one of the frequent music concerts is being performed on the promenade. Walk along the coast to Praia do Foguete which has many summer homes. The strong surf makes this beach ideal for surfing and fishing. After dark, Cabo Frio has a lively nightlife with many bars, discos and clubs for dancing and live music.

Places to Visit Around Cabo Frio, Brazil

Forte Beach is very close to Cabo Frio holiday rentals. It is overlooked by the old Sao Mateus Fortress which was built in 1620 and has superb views of the town and coastline. Bikini Street is a popular place for visitors to stop off and shop before visiting the beach. It has over 200 shops, all selling beachwear at bargain prices, hence its name. Cultural sights close to Cabo Frio include several 17th century churches such as the Nossa Senhora de Guia Church and the Nossa Senhora da Assuncao which dates back to 1615.

Weather in Cabo Frio, Brazil

Despite its name, Cabo Frio holiday rentals enjoy a subtropical climate with year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. As it is in the southern hemisphere, the summer refers to the months from October to April and winter runs from May to September. For much of the year the area enjoys average temperatures of around 75-85°F (24-29°C) with considerable humidity at times. Winters are warm and mild making Cabo Frio a popular winter break destination too. The area has strong onshore winds and frequent sudden rain showers at any time, with a total rainfall of 800mm per year.

Travel to Cabo Frio, Brazil

The nearest international airport to the Cabo Frio holiday rentals is Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International (GIG) Airport, about 164 km away. It is the largest airport in Brazil and has many daily flights non-stop from Europe and North America with British Airways, Continental, Delta and several other airlines. This modern busy airport is served by taxis and buses which connect with downtown Rio de Janeiro. Local flight connections can be made to the nearest domestic airport, Cabo Frio (CFB) Airport, which is just outside the city.

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