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Joao Fernandes Beach

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Address: Rua Perata, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Depends what sort of beach you want.

Personally this was my second favourite beach. At one end it is reasonably quiet the other end has the bars and restaurants. I loved the bar end which is packed with locals and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Personally this was my second favourite beach. At one end it is reasonably quiet the other end has the bars and restaurants. I loved the bar end which is packed with locals and tourists alike. Loud music pumps out from the bars making it a great atmosphere. Food and drink not as cheap as other beaches but you pay the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went to this beach on our first day! It came recommended as one of the most beautiful beaches in Buzios, by the women at the Department of Tourism. It was over crowded, touristy and you had to pay for an umbrella and chairs, which is the only way you can get a spot in the sand. The drinks/food was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We took a taxi boat from Buzios pier over to the beach which cost about 10 REIS per person - well worth it. We were greeted very warmly and offered 'free chairs & table' as long as you bought something. I guess, it helped that my friend was Brazilian but we got the best service! We had fresh coconut, delicious... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

They said the fish we ordered would be ready in 1 hour (that's standard time for preparing, they said). It took over 2 hours for the food to get to us. They took our order to the wrong people... We got coconut water for free, as an "I'm sorry" gift, but it was extremely unpleasant to see they serving food... More 

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went to this beach by boat and as soon as I got off the boat there were people vying for custom, offering free sunbeds etc. if you ate in their restaurant. This was ok in a way (you do get the free sunbed). However, naturally the meals were overpriced. It was an ok day out, but there was quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

João Fernandes is a clean beach with clear waters, caiaquis and SUP devices, on a beautiful spot. Fun for sure!

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Vigo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This beach is small and a bit crowded, but still quite nice. There are nice corals for snorkeling sessions, as well as other water sports options (kayaks, stand-up-paddle...). Several beach restaurants provide great service.

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the most beautiful beaches in the area, plus good restaurants. It is only a few minutes from the Buzios central area in an ocean taxi.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful swimming beach where the ocean is calm and you can relax on the water. The instalations on the beach are great and supply anything you may need but be aware that it1s an expensive pleace! If posible, take some food with you!

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is the most famous beach in Buzios and it is supposed to be the best one. The truth is, I likes it very much. The beach is quite small and one of the most transparent water I saw in Buzios. I went there during low season for which we were only few people in the beach but I am... More 

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