Don’t take my word for it, but Tarituba seems to be one of the last worthy stops before the final drive up to Rio de Janiero.
It’s a small fishing town. One road, a few restaurants, and probably more boats than people.
Not that it’s a such great place (I do like it), but we’re starting to see lot’s of gated communities as we get closer to Rio. Inaccessible private beaches and condos. This town stands out as being ‘unspoiled’… and an actual town. Not a a development.
It’s the real deal – not in any guidebook. Fisherman live here. Kids go to school here. No tourists. Generously served shrimp.