BuziosBrazil

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

Conchas Beach showing a sandy beach, a coastal town and general coastal views

Pero

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Travelers like the beaches in Pero, and Pero Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Pero
Prainha Beach featuring a beach, a coastal town and general coastal views

Prainha

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and parks in Prainha. You might want to make time for a stop at Prainha Beach or Hermes Barcellos Public Park.

Prainha
Chapel of Our Lady Desatanudos

Manguinhos

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the gardens and monuments in Manguinhos. You might want to make time for a stop at Geriba Lagoon or Chapel of Our Lady Desatanudos.

Manguinhos
Orla Bardot featuring general coastal views and a bay or harbor

Humaita

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Humaita is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Orla Bardot and Buziosnauta.

Humaita
Buzios featuring a coastal town and general coastal views as well as a small group of people

Downtown Buzios

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Downtown Buzios. You might want to make time for a stop at Rua das Pedras or Buzios Kart.

Downtown Buzios
Joao Fernandes Beach featuring a sandy beach, tropical scenes and general coastal views

Joao Fernandes

5/5Exceptional!(13 area reviews)

Joao Fernandes is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Joao Fernandes Beach and Joao Fernandinho Beach.

Joao Fernandes

Top Hotels in Buzios

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Casas Brancas Boutique-Hotel & Spa
Casas Brancas Boutique-Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 10, Buzios, RJ
The price is $112 per night

Located in Humaita, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Buziosnauta and Rua das Pedras. Joao Fernandes Beach and Ferradura Beach are also within 2 mi ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (122 reviews)

"Amazing place, we enjoyed the days we spent in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Casas Brancas Boutique-Hotel & Spa
Pousada Vida Boa Praia
Pousada Vida Boa Praia
2.5 out of 5
Rua das Restinga, 1, Praia do Foguete, Cabo Frio, RJ
The price is $21 per night

Situated by the sea, this pousada is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Foguete Beach and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Dunas Beach. Pontal Beach and Dunas de Cabo Frio are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (39 reviews)

"localidade e preço bons, mas precisa de algumas melhorias"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Pousada Vida Boa Praia
Hotel Paradiso del Sol
Hotel Paradiso del Sol
3.5 out of 5
Rua Professor Domingos, Bonifacio Ribeiro No. 103, Cabo Frio
The price is $50 per night

This family-friendly Cabo Frio hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Itajuru Canal and Forte Beach. Dunas Beach is 1.7 mi (2.8 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (144 reviews)

"O hotel e ótimo , eu gostei muito de me hospedar nele , com certeza voltarei , mais precisa de algumas renovações em alguém aspectos, a colchão da cama estava afundado então não é confortável , ao lado do meu quarto o vizinho tem cachorros que fazem muito barulho de madrugada , latiam a noite toda ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

Hotel Paradiso del Sol

Popular places to visit in Buzios

Japanese Island
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Japanese Island

4/5(2 reviews)

Find utter tranquility on this tiny exotic island, where casuarinas trees provide shade and a wealth of marine life can be spotted in the clear water. 

Rua das Pedras
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Rua das Pedras

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Spend a relaxed afternoon exploring the charming stores, galleries and cafés of this busy and colorful street, or head to one of the bars here that come alive after dark. 

Ferradurinha Beach
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Ferradurinha Beach

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Examine the unusual rocks, rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and see the turtles and colorful fish in this calm, protected bay.

Sao Mateus Fort
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Sao Mateus Fort

4/5(2 reviews)

Take in the glorious vista of the beach and ocean as you explore one of the oldest colonial structures in Latin America.

Orla Bardot
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Orla Bardot

4/5(19 reviews)

Enjoy the ocean views and admire the fascinating statues of iconic figures and fishermen in this walkway tribute to a French diva.

Brigitte Bardot Statue
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Brigitte Bardot Statue

3.5/5(15 reviews)

Not only does this statue depict one of the most famous sex symbols of all time, it is also located in a natural beauty spot. 

Top things to do in Buzios

Full-day Búzios City tour from Rio de Janeiro
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Full-day Búzios City tour from Rio de Janeiro

$79
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Full-Day Arraial do Cabo & Cabo Frio Tour
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Private Full-Day Arraial do Cabo & Cabo Frio Tour

$450
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Guided Tour to Arraial do Cabo with Private Option
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Guided Tour to Arraial do Cabo with Private Option

$369
Per adult
Buzios with Boat Tour and Lunch
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Buzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

$50
Per adult
Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro
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Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

$45
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Buzios
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Vacation Photographer in Buzios

$250
Per adult

Reviews of Buzios

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Guest

Feb 22, 2020

Excellent area highly recommend because it a so many beaches with different theme I do not recommmed Cabo Frio too windy

5/5 - Excellent

Mike

Jan 8, 2020

Beautiful city!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 3, 2019

Visiting Búzios is a MUST if you go to Brazil around the Rio de Janeiro area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 28, 2019

Must visit!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jun 24, 2019

Beautiful place but too commercial, too popular, not exclusive, not that many good restaurants, not properly managed for what it is. Started going there many years ago when it was very special now I find it mediocre although very pretty nature.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 20, 2019

It’s a great place to take your family or for couples. It is safe and relaxed with plenty to do.

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Sao Mateus Fort showing general coastal views, island images and a beach

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