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Buzios

Travel Guide
Prainha Beach featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and a coastal town

Stroll along a scenic promenade dedicated to an iconic French diva, admire gorgeous colonial architecture and scuba dive in pristine bays.

Búzios is a picturesque resort town adorned with seemingly countless sandy beaches and verdant, rocky outcrops. As it’s a popular destination for residents of Rio de Janeiro, the town has many vacation lodgings, bars and clubs. During the day, discover the historic architecture tucked away amid its cobbled lanes. Try all manner of watersports along the beautiful coastline.

Stroll through the quaint alleys of the town center and stop to admire picturesque spots such as Sant’Anna Church and Santos Dumont Square. Walk along the Orla Bardot promenade, named after French actress and singer Brigitte Bardot. Bardot was responsible for bringing the town to international attention after she visited with her Brazilian boyfriend in 1964.

Enjoy perfect tranquility as you work on your tan at one of the area’s stunning beaches. Among the main strands are Geriba Beach, Canto Beach and Ferradurinha Beach. Make use of the strong winds to go sailing by Manguinhos Beach or Ossos Beach. The latter is where whaling was practiced in the early 1700s.

For a change of scenery, wander along the woodland trails that meander through the exotic vegetation of the Reserva Serra das Emerências. Experience utter peace and quiet on the reserve’s Tucuns Beach, named for the type of palm trees found on it.

Make your way southwest to the colonial gem of Cabo Frio, less than an hour away by car. Clamber over the shifting sand dunes of Dunas Beach and Forte Beach. The latter has a rocky outcrop holding the São Mateus Fort, among the oldest colonial structures in the region.

Búzios is located in the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeastern part of Brazil. Arrive at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport and drive east to get here in just under 3 hours. Alternatively, take a long-distance bus from one of the tour operators in Rio de Janeiro. Note that the town is particularly popular in December, when Brazilian students have vacation time and the weather is fairly dry and hot.

Where to stay in Buzios

Hotel La Plage
Hotel La Plage
3 out of 5
Rua dos Badejos, 40, Praia do Peró, Cabo Frio, RJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $35 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
This family-friendly Cabo Frio hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Pero Beach and Conchas Beach. Japanese Island is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.
2.9/5 (139 reviews)
"Horrible wifi only worked in lobby, no hot water, sandy floors, poor service and communication at reception - didn't work well with hotels.com reservation and on top of everything THE SHOWER ELECTRICUTED ME!.. Plus the sheets didn't fit well so they came off while we were sleeping so you woke up ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2014

Hotel La Plage
Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach
3 out of 5
Praia de João Fernandes lot 14,15 e 16, Quadra B, Buzios, RJ
The price is $51 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in Joao Fernandes, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Joao Fernandes Beach, Ossos Beach, and Azeda Beach. Orla Bardot and Rua das Pedras are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
Fraud in reception
"Expedia talk to them taht we change the reservation from 2 nigths to 1 night and they tried to charge me 2 nigths or no show. I told them that Expedia called them changing the reservation and they said "No, you need to pay 2 nights" I called Expedia, Expedia garanted me that was talk to Ana Yamamoto ..."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2012

Coronado Beach
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 $57 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Joao Fernandes, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ossos Square and Joao Fernandes Beach. Rua das Pedras and Ferradura Beach are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (196 reviews)
"What a gorgeous place to stay. Breathing views . Great staff . Great room ."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
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Residencial Porto Príncipe
Residencial Porto Príncipe
2.5 out of 5
Av. do Contorno, 320, Cabo Frio, RJ
The price is $40 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
This family-friendly Cabo Frio apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Forte Beach, Dunas Beach, and Surf Museum. Dunas Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (111 reviews)
Excelente
"Local excelente, o Bruno gerente do hotel muito atencioso, cortes e sempre pronto a ajudar e facilitar nossa vida, super recomendo."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Residencial Porto Príncipe
Sophia II Residence Inn
Sophia II Residence Inn
3 out of 5
Av. Dr. Hermes Barcelos, Arraial do Cabo, RJ
The price is $44 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Praia Grande, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia Grande and Anjos Beach. Independence Square and Arraial do Cabo Municipal City Hall are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
Best honeymooning place ever!!
"Best place I’ve ever stayed in Rio. I will tell my friends and family and I will definitely comeback for sure!"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

Sophia II Residence Inn
Luxuosa Casa de Praia Condominio Amarras Frente da Praia de Geriba,com Piscinas
Luxuosa Casa de Praia Condominio Amarras Frente da Praia de Geriba,com Piscinas
Buzios, RJ
Nestled on the beach, this Praia de Geribá vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ferradurinha Beach and Geriba Beach. Ferradura Beach and Rua das Pedras are ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
MARAVILHA!!!!
"A casa é maravilhosa e muito confortável! A Ana, que foi contratada quando do aluguel do imóvel, é maravilhosa, cozinha muitíssimo bem e manteve a casa impecável durante a nossa estadia. É culta, educada e muito agradável!! Pretendo voltar em breve. Éramos nove pessoas no total e os nove adoraram. ..."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Luxuosa Casa de Praia Condominio Amarras Frente da Praia de Geriba,com Piscinas
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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