As “Insight Guides Brazil” wrote:
“What is amazing about Buzios…. is that it is one of only a handful of super-hyped destinations that does not delude or disappoint. It is not just as good as the posters, it is even better…. Buzios is the type of beach town that most travelers suspect exists only in their dreams.”
What’s The Buzz?
Just 105 miles from Rio De Janeiro, a pleasant 2-hour trip takes you to the Peninsula of Búzios, whose more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water contrast with the exuberantly sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation, all bathed in a year-round sunny and dry Mediterranean climate. The feeling here is decidedly laid back and escapist, and the geography further adds to the feeling of being on an island or remote hideaway.
Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world. It soon became famous for it’s unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty, and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants and is now frequented by visitors from all over the world.
During the daylight hours, Buzios is all about the sybaritic delights of the beach. There are over 20 to choose from and the idea is to visit a different one each day, sampling the different view and crowd each one offers. Find a spot under a palm tree and kick back with a cold beer, caipirinha or grilled shrimp. Check out the beautiful people as they play and primp on the beach. Feeling active? There’s plenty to do, including daily schooner excursions, wind surfing, dune buggy rentals, great snorkeling and scuba diving. Our Rio office can arrange it all for you.
Buzios By Night
When the sun goes down, the scene shifts to the charming village, especially the evocative Rua das Pedras. The young and beautiful start to come out after 10PM and the town comes alive as people stroll the street, browsing in the very chic boutiques, dining at cutting edge Japanese, French, Italian and Thai restaurants (among others) and listening to the bossa nova and jazz sounds wafting from the cafes and clubs. Then the dance clubs start to fill and the beat goes on till dawn as Brazilians and visitors alike sway to the tropical and club rhythms.