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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the heat of summer approaches, planning for weekend escapes to Rio's nearby beaches is positively essential, and a popular destination is Cabo Frio. Located 155km north of downtown Rio, “Cape Cold” is a great beach city for a family getaway, a weekend trip with friends or diving adventure.

Named after its crystal clear ocean water, the cape's seas are typically cold year-round but most refreshing during the summer months. Carnival season is an ideal time to visit thanks to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?