Armação de Búzios, once a fishing village until French starlet Brigitte Bardot got there in 1964, is now one of Brazil’s top beach resorts. Many beaches line the peninsula that juts out into the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The town is a wonderful play land for tourists and beach lovers in particular. Now while there are over twenty two beaches that you can relax at during your stay, don’t forget that the town has a great nightlife as well. Tons of bars, restaurants and clubs are open until the wee hours of the morning and are a natural attraction for tourists.
Anytime is the Right Time
If you plan to visit Rio and its busy life, Búzios ought to be your next stop to unwind for a couple of days. Be warned, Christmas, New Year and the Carnival can get just as frenzied as it does two and a half hours away in Rio. You don’t need to worry about the best time to get to Búzios. An average temperature of 79° F makes it the best place to visit any time of the year. For a relaxing holiday minus the partying, March to June and September to November are possibly better months when the rates are lower and the beaches are less crowded. Browse our vacation packages to Buzios.
Beaches – Buzios’ Hidden Gems
The bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot definitely sits in agreement of Búzios having some of the most beautiful beaches on the continent. It’s safe to say that some beaches are seldom visited while others are filled with sunbathers all the year round. Certain beaches are ideal for surfing as well. What’s different about these beaches is that they each have their own unique characteristics – different, but stunning. Ferradura, Azeda and Azedinha are quieter beaches and ideal for snorkeling. João Fernandes and João Fernandinho are popular spots with a number of beachside cafes. Geribá is the longest stretch of sandy beach and one of the best spots for surfing.
Getting Around Town
There’s plenty of transport by way of water taxies, beach buggies and car rentals. Water taxies are definitely the cheapest, where you can beach hop for less than $2. You can also rent bikes to help you get around on your own. Most of the city streets are one way, so you need to have a bit of patience getting from point to point, which is not a problem when you are on vacation in Brazil. Spend some time on a Schooner tour and you will get the best view of the peninsula from the waters as well as a stop at the best spots for some diving and snorkeling.
Living It Up
Undoubtedly, true to Brazilian hospitality, you will find plenty of inns and hotels in along the 5-mile long peninsula that are well known for their charm, good taste and personalized service. The best places to stay are the Pousadas, a type of bed-and-breakfast inns. Choose a pousada located on the shore if you want to be close to the bay at all times. There are pousadas near the town center, close to the shopping district on Rua das Pedras.
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