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Rua Perata, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is dreamy. You can do snorkeling in the clear blue-green waters, not many waves so it's perfect for kids too, there are beach bars that offer food. If you buy a dish, the umbrella and 2 chairs are included, so you can just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank verotrip
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Pros: beautiful indeed, some food options, many sports options such as stand up paddling, cayaking, etc. Cons: too crowded, too pricey, quite small beach

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Junsjc
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

As I was coming here, I practically went over every review on Búzios Beaches. I must say, must of them are accurate and cover pretty much all there’s to know about Joao Fernandes. There’s a lot of people, there’s a lot of selling, it’s not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fiorellaf486
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Bad beach - packed - not that clean - restaurants not good either. Would not recommend and would not return. Hawkers everywhere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise1110
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The place is good for all people, all ages. We were not lucky because the visibility was not good for snorkeling or scuba diving. The explanation is due to the wind, typical of the month of September. If you are willing to hang around at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanielaB31
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A must see in Búzios. The water is clear: standing near the shoreline (dry side) you can see fishes. At certain points groups of fishes swim around people. I scuba dived here for the first time and it was amazing!! A lot of fishes of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Francisco d
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Very calm place to be with family, possible to rent kayaks, stand up paddles and a variety of bars so you can chill.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took a water taxi to this beach. We had lunch at a restaurant located in the sand. The food ok but the toilet facility AWFUL. Toilets don’t flush. Setting so beautiful spoiled by facilities. Go at your own risk — again...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nellie0212
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I went to Joao Fernandes 18 years ago, still a kid. Even then there were a lot of people around. When I went back this last summer, thing had really escalated. The place is PACKED. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of services...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mslep
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Nice snorkeling, under water sculpture park, watersports. Bad toilette situation and bad price quality relation in restaurants

Date of experience: March 2018
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16 July 2015|
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Response from Lucio520 | Reviewed this property |
Estuvimos en "ARENA BEACH" que es una posada a 50 mts. del mar. Tiene piscina xa relajarte si no estas en la playa. Nos encantó a los dos. Muy recomendable Buzios!!!!
20 April 2015|
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Response from susie k | Reviewed this property |
Hi Buzio is good but if you want party in buzio go Friday ,sat and Sunday 3 days is enough but if you want calm and quite go monday -wed. Is well worth it . If you rent a car and have a Harmon and are good driver you're... More