Cabo Frio is a municipality in the State of Rio de Janeiro, located at 150 km/93 mi eastward from the city of Rio. Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as Rio, is the capital city of the Rio de Janeiro State, the second largest city of Brazil and the third largest metropolitan area in South America. Since July 2012, part of the city has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the category of ''cultural landscape''.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Matanzas, Varadero, Cuba
Matanzas, also called the City of Bridges, is the capital of the province of Matanzas. The city is well-known for its poets, sights of historical and cultural interest and Afro-Cuban folklore. On the east side of the city lies an excellent kitesurfing spot, especially for beginners and intermediate kiters.
The sandy, sheltered beach is usually crowded with windsurfers, surfers and bathers, but you still have enough space to launch and land your kite safely. The best wind direction is from the north and northeast, blowing between 10-15 knots/18.5-27.7 kph. In addition, the best months for winds are February, March and April. Furthermore, the average water temperature is around 27 °C/80.6 °F all year round.
Keep in mind that there are kite-surfing schools and shops, in case you need help or equipment. Finally, Matanzas caters a variety of hotels, restaurants and bars to relax and have fun after a performance of your favorite sport.