Búzios

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 Búzios

Selina Buzios
Selina Buzios
4 out of 5
Av Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas, 222, Búzios, RJ, 28950-000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $38 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Búzios. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a sauna. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (337 reviews)
"Property was mhi"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Selina Buzios
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 10, Búzios, RJ, 28950000
The price is $212 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Búzios. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (262 reviews)
The Best of Buzios
"I cannot speak higher of Casas Brancas every aspect was attended to with care and precision. The 74 restaurant is the best in Buzios. The staff are super friendly and amazing 24/7. Stay here in Buzios!"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
RUA 4 Quadra C Lote 52-53, Praia João Fernandes, Búzios, RJ, 28950-000
The price is $62 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Búzios. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (318 reviews)
"Good property, good room, not spacious but ok as it has a second single bed, bathroom was small, shower pressure was weak due to some holes clogged. Swimmimg pool small, second pool needed maintenance and was closed. Breakfast good and dining service good including staff very helpful and kind. Not ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
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.
Apart hotel em Buzios
Apart hotel em Buzios
2.5 out of 5
Rua dos Gravatas S/N, Geribá, Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, 28950-000
The price is $55 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Búzios. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Geriba Beach and Chapel of Our Lady ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
"Localização excelente, não precisa pegar carro para ir até à praia de Geribá. As comodidades do Apart Hotel são muito boas para ir com família (piscina, sauna e sala de jogos). Os utensílios, equipamentos e mobiliário do apartamento precisam ser renovados (algumas gavetas quebradas, porta de armários ..."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Apart hotel em Buzios
Mar Búzios Experience House
Mar Búzios Experience House
3.5 out of 5
Rua E-2 67, SQ 3-40, Ferradura, Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, 28950-000
The price is $160 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Búzios. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Ponta da Lagoinha and Ferradura Beach are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Tem que melhorar muito.
"Tem tudo para ser uma ótima pousada, mas falta administração. Quarto sem comunicação com a recepção, não tem camareira, ficamos 3 dias com a mesma toalha. Quarto não tem espelho nem secador de cabelo, café simples."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Mar Búzios Experience House
Búzios Beach Internacional Apart Hotel
Búzios Beach Internacional Apart Hotel
3 out of 5
Estrada da Usina Velha, 99 - Centro, 100m Rua das Pedras e Praia Canto, Búzios, RJ, 28950-970
Stay at this 3-star luxury aparthotel in Búzios. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Popular attractions Santos Dumont Square and Canto Beach Pier are ...
3.7/5 Good! (23 reviews)
Buzios Apart
"Nice albeit basic. Great location - right in downtown Buzios. Free parking. Great savings if traveling with a family."

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2011

Búzios Beach Internacional Apart 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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