Things to do in Brava

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Brava Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

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1. Brava Beach

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

2. Joao Fernandes Viewpoint

With a vista of the stunning coastline adorning the outskirts of Búzios, the João Fernandes Viewpoint is among the most scenic spots in the region. It features a sturdy concrete deck overlooking the viewpoint’s namesake beach, with boats and an island filling the background. Capture photos of the green and blue hues of the calm ocean water at João Fernandes Beach.
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Admire the glorious vista of the surrounding forested hills and the sparkling bay from this concrete lookout above the beach.

3. Forte Beach

Long, scenic Forte Beach is the main strand of Cabo Frio. The busy bay, which takes its name from its historic fort, is packed with huts, lodgings and stores. Come here to enjoy stunning views of the verdant promontories overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Visit a quaint 17th-century island fort, take a banana boat out on the ocean and fill up on tasty snacks from the stalls.

4. Geriba Beach

Geriba Beach is a large stretch of golden sand with bars serving shrimp and empanadas. The tranquil sandy haven has warm water and fairly large waves that lure surfers to its shores. Rent a surfboard or stand-up paddleboard to join your fellow watersports enthusiasts on the waves.
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Revel in the lively ambiance of the bars and restaurants of one of the most popular beaches in the Búzios region.

5. Atalaia Viewpoint

Linger a while at Atalaia Viewpoint (Mirante do Pontal do Atalaia) to appreciate why Arraial do Cabo is often called the Brazilian Caribbean. Extend your visit to Atalaia Viewpoint by visiting pristine beaches and swimming in enticing waters.
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Magnificent sea views and glorious sunsets reward those that hike, bike and drive to this hilltop lookout. Have your camera poised to snap postcard-worthy photos of incredible coastal landscapes.

6. Rua das Pedras

Rua das Pedras is the most famous street in the picturesque resort town of Búzios. Come here to shop for souvenirs in independent stores and galleries, sip coffee outside pretty cafés and experience Búzios’ lively nightlife.
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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.

7. Brigitte Bardot Statue

It is easy to understand why the famous Brigitte Bardot statue is one of Búzios’ most photographed landmarks. It is a very unusual statue positioned amid spectacular natural scenery. These facts alone make it worthy of plenty of attention. However, it also represents some key aspects of the town’s history. Visit this statue to get a selfie with a film icon and to gain some insight into the town’s past at the same time.
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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.

 

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