No stay in Cabo Frio would be complete without a visit to the rua Gamboa, better known as Rua dos Biquínis (bikini street). It’s a street turned into an open-air shopping center (the Gamboa Shopping). Along the pedestrian street, more than 70 shops selling mainly bikinis, as well as other beach accesories. The street is covered with canvases to protect customers from the rain and the sun.
Shops open from 9 am and during the high season they stayed opened until midnight. You can walk to rua Gamboa, it’s just across the canal – everyone in Cabo Frio knows where it is. The Rua dos Biquinis has its own webpage, quite poor, it has to be said.
And yes, real bargains are to be found at the Rua dos Biquinis!