This stunning island, accessed by boat from Praia dos Anjos, is Arraial do Cabo's top day-trip destination. Praia do Farol, on the protected side of the island, is a gorgeous beach with fine white sand. The Gruta Azul (Blue Cavern), on the southwestern side of the island, is another beautiful spot. Be alert, though: the entrance to the underwater cavern is submerged at high tide.
Ilha de Cabo Frio
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Nearby Arraial do Cabo attractions
1. Forte São Mateus
Forte São Mateus, a stronghold against pirates, was built between 1616 and 1620 at the eastern end of Praia do Forte to protect the lucrative brazilwood…
2. Museu do Surf
A must-see for surfing aficionados, this quirky museum near the Cabo Frio waterfront traces the history of the sport through the owner's private…
3. Rua das Pedras
The biggest draws in Búzios are the natural setting plus the intoxicating mixture of opportunities for relaxation, nightlife, shopping and ocean sports…
4. Brigitte Bardot Statue
Statue of the famous French actress by sculptor Christina Motta.
5. Orla Bardot
Orla Bardot, the eastward continuation of Rua das Pedras, is a delightful winding oceanfront promenade linking the two oldest and most picturesque…
6. Fishermen Statues
Remarkably realistic-looking fishermen hauling in their nets by sculptor Christina Motta.
7. President Juscelino Kubitschek Statue
Statue of the former Brazilian president by sculptor Christina Motta.