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João Fernandes Beach
Is one of the most famous beach of Buzios receiving a great number of tourists. With 800 meters of extension it has clean and calm water and temperature of about 22ºC. The beach have many bars and restaurants with a cheerful and tropical look.

The beach name is because the Portuguese named Joao Fernandes that used the beach to fend off frequent attacks by pirates and Indians.

About Buzios
Búzios, is a resort town and a municipality located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Once the preserve of pirates and slave traders, the peninsula of Búzios, has become a tourist destination with over 20 beaches in the vicinity.

The peninsula was popularized by legendary movie star Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, and her statue sits along the main street of Búzios, the Rua das Pedras (Street of stones).

Buzios is a beach resort with an active nightlife and restaurants. The west coast beaches offer calm, clear waters while the east coast ones, facing the open sea, are a bit more wild and draw surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Among the most popular beaches are Ferradura, João Fernandes with several bars and known for its seafood, Armação, and Geribá, popular for surfing. The beach of Manguinhos is known for windsurfing. Rua das Pedras, the main street, winds through the town center and features shopping, restaurants, bars and comprehensive nightlife.

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