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.
Beaches, Natural Parks and Jazz
Enjoy the ocean views and admire the fascinating statues of iconic figures and fishermen in this walkway tribute to a French diva.
An incredibly photogenic spot with bright blue waters and clean, pale sands, this small but popular beach is something quite special.
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.
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.
Examine the unusual rocks, rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and see the turtles and colorful fish in this calm, protected bay.
Take in the glorious vista of the beach and ocean as you explore one of the oldest colonial structures in Latin America.
Explore the beautiful beaches of Buzios on this full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro. Take a guided tour around some of the local villages, visit some of the smaller islands on a sightseeing cruise, and soak up the sun on the idyllic beaches.
Treat yourself to a private getaway to the beaches of Arraial do Cabo, the self-proclaimed surfing capital of Brazil. Customize the day the way you like it and visit secluded stretches of coast at Prainha Beach and Praia do Forno, where crystal-clear waters and a floating restaurant beckon.
Taking a delightful ride on the Búzios Trolley is the best way to get to know the peninsula. Enjoy a wonderful driving tour past 12 beaches and 2 scenic overlook points. Completely open, the trolley provides stunning frame-free views allowing you to feel and smell the salt of the ocean.
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.
Arraial do Cabo is considered one of the most beautiful and paradisiacal cities of Brazil.
We start with the passengers pick up from their hotels to start the tour. It will be done in Trolley, which will allow us to dazzle with incredible views during the whole tour, while we feel the pure air and the sea breeze, to enjoy with all our senses.