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Address: Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Great beach for families!

Calm waters and many food stands nearby. Parking was always available even in the busiest days. We loved it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Campinas, SP
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awful to access, nasty people trying to charge for parking, ugh... nothing else to say but go to Geriba and enjoy your day!

Thank entidade
Brasilia, DF
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103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name "tartaruga" came about in the past, for being dumping ground of sea turtles. Beware of rocks and sea urchins.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Nice beach with plenty of restaurants / bars. Loads of sun loungers are available for free from the bars, sit down enjoy the views and have a drink as you watch the world go by. Recommended for a day at the beach!

Thank albkul_
Budapest, Hungary
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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very nice beach with a lot of beach-beds for free. If you go in September-October you may see turtles. We went in June, so we did not see any but loved the beach. I can truly say that Tartaruga is better than Jao Fernandes which is said to be the best in Buzios.

Thank Rita T
Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went in the off season. It was cloudy and lots of bugs. A few bars at the beach. They will ask you if u want a free chair but it's not free bc u have to buy a drink. Very accessible by taxi.

Thank jamrock813
Santiago, Chile
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is a small beach, it is pretty but it is full of umbrellas for lease and since there is no much space between the sand and sea the umbrellas occupy a lot of space and there is no much left for the ones that like to lay in the sand and take some sun.

Thank AleGarza7
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This beach is a great place to stay in the run-up to the Brazilian high season (from after Christmas) it's relaxed and with some nice privately exploited beach terraces. In winter (our summer) it's empty and although just as beautiful, not really the best beach in that season.

1 Thank Guy M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Calm waters and many food stands nearby. Parking was always available even in the busiest days. We loved it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This beach is nice because it is surrounded by vegetation, with little construction - just one restaurant and a few basic beach bars. Parking can be difficult on busy days. Careful with the beach bars: this was the only place, in Búzios, where I ever felt being ripped off (poor service followed by overcharging).

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Tartaruga beach is beautiful place, it have restaurant and bar to drink, but don't have toilet. The sea is hot then another beach around. Have a good time there.

Thank Walter K

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