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Address: 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
DMFT1967
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Vigo
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9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great beach for snorkeling. The water is very beautiful and has several choirs. Rent dive or a board to do the "stand up". The price compared to other beaches is much cheaper. The beach is a bit tucked away, you can stop in a parking lot or on the street close to the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

SUMMARY - Go to the west side of the beach for the best experience. - Stunningly warm water - Beautiful view - Hidden charges on the deck chairs (see below) - Music by deck chairs is annoying REVIEW Unless you prefer a noisy, tourist-focused vibe, the west side of the beach is by far the best part. If you arrive... More 

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Lima, Peru
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There are definitely much nicer beaches in Buzios. This one was very rocky and I couldn't walk into the water without hurting my feet! The water wasn't very clear and compared to the other beaches, the service was not very good either.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We took a taxi from the centre to this beach (20 real) as weren't having much luck navigating ourselves there by foot! We arrived a bit before sunset, the beach was clearing out and the waves were high. The water is lovely and warm and we had loads of fun jumping and surfing in the waves. The water was seaweedy... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Hot water great for children!! Nice beach to eat and spend some time in family!! I prefer Joao Fernandez but Tartaruga is special for children.

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Vienna, Virginia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a very pretty beach and we loved it. It's very family-oriented so our kids had a great time. There are a few hawkers but that's okay... ...who doesn't need ice cream on a hot day?! :-) The umbrellas and chairs are provided by the restaurants and they are free. We sat down by Sol de Tataruga which is... More 

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Granada, Spain
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236 reviews 236 reviews
3 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a lovely beach, albeit not a great deal of sand when the tide is fully in. We found a wonderful little bar (I think it was called Sol da Tarturuga) about half way along the beach that had live music and served really fantastic fresh BBQ´d fish. The owner proudly presents his fresh fish, which you can chose... More 

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