Brava Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Brava Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as a small group of people

Surf on the wild waves that meet this scenic stretch of sand, which is pleasingly quiet compared to some of Búzios less secluded beaches.

Praia Brava, or Brava Beach, is a wonderful place to enjoy the raw beauty of Búzios’ coastline. Although it is by no means untouched, it is significantly more peaceful than some of the beaches on the more populated western side of the peninsula. Make the journey here to enjoy beautiful views and good surfing.

Búzios is known for its gorgeous beaches and Brava Beach is every bit as stunning as all the others. However, it is much less developed than the more accessible beaches across the peninsula. This is partly because of its location and partly because of the wildness of its waters. Come here early on a weekday morning and you could have the place all to yourself. However, arrive early enough and you may also end up sharing the beach with local fishermen. Watch as their boats make their way out to sea from the dramatic rocks that surround the beach.

Rent a surfboard before you come to the beach, as the conditions here are perfect for surfing, bodyboarding and stand-up paddleboarding. At certain times of the day, you can also swim here, but do pay careful attention to the tides as their power can change quickly.

Although the beach is often fairly quiet, you will find some useful facilities nearby. A small number of hotels and eating and drinking spots are gathered close to the beach. Walk to the other side of the peninsula, between 20 and 30 minutes away, for a much wider selection of stores, cafés, bars and restaurants.

Visit Brava Beach to enjoy a change of pace at any time. Even when the water is at its wildest and swimming or surfing may not be advisable, this is a fantastic place to take photos, admire perfect ocean views or simply relax. Bring picnic things and plenty of reading material and you will soon discover how easy it is to let several hours slip by in this lovely spot.

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Top Hotels Close to Brava Beach

PortoBay Búzios
PortoBay Búzios
4 out of 5
Rua dos Coqueiros, #10 - Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $93 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Brava Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rua das Pedras and Geriba Beach. Buziosnauta and Armacao ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (367 reviews)
"One of the best hotels we stayed in Brazil . I’m very picky about cleaning and this one was very clean. Everything (flooring, bed, walls, windows, curtains, furniture in excellent condition) and I loved the decor. Balcony was so nice with a large space, a table and a hammock looking at the most beautiful ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

PortoBay Búzios
Pousada Abracadabra
Pousada Abracadabra
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 13, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $120 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in the heart of Buzios, this pousada is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Armacao Beach and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Rua das Pedras. Sant'Ana Church and Ossos Beach are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (105 reviews)
"Denise and the whole staff were outstanding! 5 star service and view is breath taking."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Pousada Abracadabra
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá Nº 11, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $124 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in Humaita, this romantic hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Buziosnauta and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rua das Pedras and Geriba Beach. Brigitte Bardot Statue ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (232 reviews)
"My second time here and had a wonderful stay as expected. This is a very nice hotel. Great staff, great condition, beautiful location and amazing food. Would be back anytime"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2021

Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Brava Beach

Búzios Centro Hotel
Búzios Centro Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Caiçara no 09, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $35 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Búzios Centro Hotel
PortoBay Búzios
PortoBay Búzios
4 out of 5
Rua dos Coqueiros, #10 - Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $93 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
PortoBay Búzios
Pousada Abracadabra
Pousada Abracadabra
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 13, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $105 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Pousada Abracadabra
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá Nº 11, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is $124 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
3.5 out of 5
Av. do Atlântico, 750, Village da Ferradura, Buzios, RJ
The price is $57 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
Greco Hotel
Greco Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua 17, Lote 14, Quadra O - Praia Brava, Buzios, RJ
The price is $47 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Greco Hotel
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
RUA 4 Quadra C Lote 52-53, Praia João Fernandes, Buzios, RJ
The price is $77 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
Hotel Pousada Brava Club
Hotel Pousada Brava Club
4 out of 5
Rua da Praia 395, Praia Brava, Buzios, RJ
The price is $117 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Hotel Pousada Brava Club
Rio Búzios Beach Hotel
Rio Búzios Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua João Fernandes, 301, Buzios, RJ
The price is $125 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Rio Búzios Beach Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.