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A vivacious palm treed paradise simmering with flair and fancy, Buzios reclines on its beach gilded peninsula in relaxed style. A humble fishing village turned international holiday destination by none other than Mademoiselle Bardot, the seaside town blends sophisticated glamor with rustic charm. Lux boutiques, fine restaurants, and nighttime meccas provide the buzz, whilst idyllic sun soaked surroundings provide the respite. Here you can feast on culture, indulge in life’s luxuries, or simply grab an ice-cold caipirinha and top up your tan to the Bossa Nova.

Things to see

If there’s one thing Buzios is known for, it’s golden sunbaked sand and glassy teal water. With more than 20 beaches on the peninsula, each pristine parcel offers something a little different. Geriba Beach is a popular one amongst surfers and the trendy young party crowd, whilst Joao Fernandes is much more of a family vibe. Buzio’s epicenter is Rua das Pedras. Buzzing with charm, culture, and an unmistakable Brazilian flair, the quaint cobblestoned street is flanked by tantalizing eateries, chic shopping opportunities, and Buzio’s most pulsing nightlife haunts. Back in the 60’s when Buzio was little more than a fishing village, the iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot visited from nearby Rio, in order to flee the paparazzi. The blonde bombshell made quite an impression, so much so there’s now a bronze statue of her gazing out to sea. You’ll find it along the Orla Bardot oceanfront promenade, a picturesque stroll between Praia da Armacao and Rua das Pedras.

Hotels in Buzios

There are hotels in Buzios to suit every pocket and preference. From glamorous boutiques to amenity laden full-service hotels, the luxury accommodation here has pandered to the likes of Mick Jagger and Madonna. Expect plush rooms with all the extras, sea view terraces with hot tubs, and enough pap proof seclusion to satisfy any 60’s starlet. The mid-range choice consists of similar accommodations, with pools, hot tubs, and fitness centers in the larger digs, whilst an ocean vista and a hammock isn’t unheard of either. Budget hotels in Buzios are in good supply, along with cheap guesthouses and hostels, all of which offer lots of comfort and value.

Where to stay

If Downtown Buzios is the beating heart of the resort, then its epicenter Rua das Pedras is the soul. A gastronomical, retail, culture, and nightlife haven, the quaint meets cosmopolitan thoroughfare has everything. Geriba is known for its fashionable beach life, café culture, and surfing. Well stocked with shops and services, the area draws in the young and cool, who come to worship the sun when it’s shining, and party when it’s not. A hotel in Buzio’s Joao Fernandes area gives you a more serene alternative. With a fine selection bars and restaurants studding the shoreline, many hotels here enjoy a hilltop elevation, providing guests with stunning views.

How to get to Buzios

With flights to destinations all over the world, Rio de Janeiro International Airport is the gateway of choice for most travelers. Situated 105 miles from Buzios, getting in once you’ve landed is a breeze. Private shuttle transfers are available to book, whilst some hotels offer their own. The journey usually takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes. A cheaper alternative to get from Rio to Buzios is to take the bus. Viacao 1001 operates frequent services to the town, departing from the Novo Rio Bus Terminal (Rodoviária Novo Rio). The journey can take hours, however you will save a bundle.