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“The " shoehorse"...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ferradurinha Beach

Ferradurinha Beach
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The " shoehorse"...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

this small elegant bay with beautiful houses, has a calm sea, families, lovers, in a gorgeous blue sea. Bars, restaurants, stand up paddle, water taxis, and a fantastic resort ...

Visited April 2014
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Love this adorable beach!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

So lovely. Clear water, lots of places to explore, and many activities.

Saw a few tourists trying to drive down the road and had to turn around, bottoming out their car so park on the road (its not a long walk)

There is this great little bar on the walk called Tudo de Bom. We stopped there for a few caipirinhas and they were really good and ended up having the best shrimp pastries we've ever had. SO GOOD!!! The guys there are all smiles and it was really fun!

Visited March 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Beautiful Beach!! We saw many sea turtles!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This beach was my second fav beach just behind Joao Fernandinho because it was exotic and stunningly beautiful. The water was so beautiful and was crystal clear. The rocks were climbable and some people were jumping off certain spots into the water. I climbed down one area and swam back to shore. We rented a stand-up paddle board for cheap and paddled to the hidden beach on the side of the rocks. On the way, we managed to see 3 sea turtles. They love to eat red algae which is located all over on the sides of this beach. The water was calm and many families were swimming, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. The service was great, but the credit card machine wouldn't work because there was a bad signal. So, bring cash if you want to eat and drink. We ordered a seafood platter which was fried and I was a little disappointed. But, that was my fault for not asking. The other platters we ordered at the other beaches were grilled. I was drinking capirinhas (which were delicious) and forgot to ask if the food was fried. But, they gave us a lot of food and we never waited for a drink. It was busy for a Wednesday, but after 1 PM the beach cleared out quite a bit. We found that many people beach hop. So, the afternoons were always more fun and less crowed at all of the beaches including this one. We will def go back here. We enjoyed the people and the exotic and gorgeous water.

Visited January 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 attraction reviews
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“Perfect beach to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

It stays in a very calm and beautiful bay, without waves, where you can go kayaking or practice stand up paddle. It is good for diving too. The water usually is a bit cold, specially during the summer.

Visited January 2014
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“Nice beach for little kids; not for me!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

This horse-shoe shaped beach is perfect for little kids, but I did not enjoy it as much because there were no waves. If you sit where the restaurants are, you don't even see the horizon (the beach feels like a lake surrounded by mountains). Having visited the Tartaruga and João Fernandes beach earlier, this one was a bit of a let down. There are very few hawkers at this beach. You can bring your own beach gear or use the umbrellas and chairs for free (provided by the hotels); they expect you to buy food and drinks from them!

The sand is similar to other beaches, but there was litter (beer cans, plates, etc.). There were tiny (some sharp) stones in the water. You can rent sawn paddle boats, stand up paddles or take a ride on the banana boat.

Overall, we had fun, but I shouldn't have kept this beach for last.

Visited December 2013
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