Cabo Frio

Cabo Frio is a popular Brazilian seaside resort which is now being discovered by international vacationers. It is 168 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, and  becomes busy during the weekends. The town itself is quite touristy, but take the off beat track and you can find some gorgeous white sandy beaches, good sand dunes and some great surfing spots. The name Cabo Frio means “Cold Cape” which was given to it because of the low temperature of the sea water found here.

Cabo Frio competes with Porto Seguro for being Brazil’s first city. It was the navigator Americo Vespucio who discovered Cabo Frio in 1513. It was the point where the export of Brazilian wood started (the country got its name from this). Due to its wealth, it was constantly invaded by Dutch and French pirates. Up to the 19th century, the economy was mainly  agriculture with the help of slaves but when slavery was abolished, the economy collapsed. It improved later  when the fishing and salt were exploited. With better infrastructure, the city threw its doors open to tourism which took off in a major way and today the city may be considered prosperous. It is a wonderful little escape on a holiday weekend!

We had so much fun and a little beach escape weekend was just what we needed!

Advertisements

Published by

Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

One thought on “Cabo Frio”

  1. Wow! You guys took some beautiful pics! I know you your husband had a wonderful time in Brazil.I know it was amazing! I know you learn a lot. I hope you and your husband have a safe return back home!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s