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Joao Fernandes Beach

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Address: Rua Perata, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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I wouldn't bring much to this beach as the waves go right up to the chairs and sometimes will wipe out empty chairs. Most places will rent there chairs out for a price, unless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BreMansell
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Red Deer, Canada

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Red Deer, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wouldn't bring much to this beach as the waves go right up to the chairs and sometimes will wipe out empty chairs. Most places will rent there chairs out for a price, unless you eat at that particular beach club. I would have found it very hard to eat at this particular beach. We were able to negotiate our... More 

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Maryland
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

João Fernandes beach is great for families. The water is calm and safe for little kids. The beach was very clean, the water was clear, my kids loved to see the little fish swimming nearby.

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New York City
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Great beach but be prepared for crowds. Upside is fantastic people watching and a terrific View. Folks who rent umbrellas and chairs will take care of you.

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New York
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Calm warm water with plenty of vendors and chairs and tables. Beautiful scenery and close to center of town!

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Cotia, SP
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This beach is incredible, the water is blue like the sky and so clean. Many people like to dive to look the small fish in this place. Nice people, good food, boats are available for having fun with friends.The prices are fair.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

João Fernandes is a very nice beach. The water is very clear. There are several beach restaurants with sea food. For those who like sports, there is the renting of stand-up paddle.

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Thank 747marcio
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice beach, but it's not a public beach - meaning you will have to pay for the beach furniture or order food or both. The beaches in Buzios are way safer & better looking than the beaches in Rio, but note this is not private beach and is known as a beach for the rich.

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Barrie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Honestly, like many of the beaches in Buzios...way too overcrowded. Went one day, was OK till the tide came in, then right on top of each other. Went for a second attempt the next day, and were just surrounded by yammering crowds. Horrible. Ended up heading back home early because we got fed up with the crowds in this place.

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Australia
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130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We caught a water taxi to this beach for around 20 reals from Praia de osso. Water was nice with some activities to keep you occupied. We paid 20 reals for 2 beach chairs which may have been excessive. Alternatively some bars will provide for free if you purchase food. Good beach for people watching

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Brumadinho, MG
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Small beach with a nice water... good for swimming and enjoy the day. The problem is it is too crowded. Here you hear more Spanish than Portuguese. Worth a visit.

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