Spend a day in beautiful Buzios—the beach-fringed peninsula made famous by Brigitte Bardot. Wander the cobbled streets, lounge on the sand, and soak up the charming atmosphere of “the Saint-Tropez of Brazil.”
After being picked up from your hotel, ride out to the fishing village of Armaçao dos Búzios, where your knowledgeable guide gives you a brief introduction to the peninsula’s towns and beaches, and then sets you loose to explore on your own.
Head out to the Portugese colonial area of Ossos on the tip of the peninsula and scope out the resorts of Manguinhos. Window shop, stop to eat, or sip a caipirhina on bustling Rua des Pedras, and be sure to stroll the beachfront promenade of Orla Bardot. Choose any of the more than 20 beaches that range from lively to secluded, and relax with your toes in the sand before your return trip to Rio.