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Tartaruga Beach

Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #17 of 45 attractions in Buzios
Type: Beaches
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
3 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We rented some kayaks at Tartaruga beach and we got some goggles to do some snorkling. There was also a bar with a nice view on the ocean. The only point to add is that the beach is small but long and you end up quite quickly with your feet in the water when the tide is coming up.

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Santiago, Chile
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

one can swim in Tartaruga beach. A shuttle ride from the pier of Canto beach to Tartaruga beach is a must too.

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Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This restaurant is right on the beach, with views across the bay. The service was very good and the food well presented. The staff were also helpful in describing the dishes in english!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you are going anywhere near Buzios, RJ---the place where those from Rio de Janeiro like to get away to---don't miss Tartaruga beach. Beautiful water and wonderful sand, but also great service. A guy came by with fresh-caught fish, and I picked the one I wanted cooked. Another came with drinks, then a masseuse came by and I got a... More

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