Geribá is the most happening beach in the popular coastal town of Buzios. It is situated on the southern side of the Peninsula with the town right behind. This long, curving stretch of sandy beach is the hang-out of Rio de Janeiro’s rich and famous who come here to relax, party and enjoy the surrounds.
Along with the celebrities come a mix of beachgoers; often a young crowd, Geribá is particularly popular with sporty types, both in and out of the water. Facing southerly into the Atlantic Ocean the beach picks up plenty of swell and there are often powerful waves here. As a rule though the waves get smaller the further east along the beach you head. The area towards the headland is often calm enough to swim, although there are only lifeguards in the central section of the beach.
There’s nearly always something happening on the beach; soccer, volleyball, frisbee, Futevôlei (footvolley) - you name it. And it can be quite competitive with a daily game of beach soccer kicking off after lunch. With occasional visitors including international football stars the standard can be pretty high.
One of the great things about Geribá is it is more than big enough to accommodate all this activity and rarely feels too crowded. In fact out of the main Easter and Christmas season it is much quieter. This is reflected in the local prices too and you can find bargain accommodation in Buzios outside these periods.
There are no shortage of restaurants and bars behind the beach, so if you’re feeling peckish or just looking for somewhere to hang out and celebrity spot, these are perfect.
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