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The word is out on Búzios. Once a sleepy fishing village, this town near Rio de Janeiro skyrocketed onto tourists' radars after Brigitte Bardot holidayed here during the early 1960s. Today, Búzios is one of Brazil's most glamorous and sought-after beach destinations, with all the boutique hotels, top-notch restaurants, exclusive villas and buzzy bars and clubs to show for it.

Spread out across the tip of a peninsula, Búzios offers a multitude of beaches for soaking in the sun. Ferradura and Tartaruga are both known for their stellar snorkeling conditions – sea turtles are often spotted riding the currents – with Tartaruga being particularly loved for its sunset views and kiosks selling snacks and cocktails. Catch a wave at Geriba Beach if you're looking to surf, or spend your savings at the upscale shops lining Osso Beach. Whatever your preference, don't miss the Orla Bardot Boardwalk near Canto Beach. The waterside promenade features some of the most scenic views in town.

Búzios is now an international hotspot for beachgoers, but you can still find remnants of its small-town past on Rua das Pedras. This street is lined with old cottages and boho cafés, while its seafront restaurants remain some of the best spots to enjoy the sunset over a caipirinha. From here, you can watch as the area transforms into a serious party scene.


From $6 per night

Next weekend

From $32 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency R$ 10 = $2.04
Average weekend price $85 per night
Average weekday price $90 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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We loved Búzios!

September 12, 2023

We loved Búzios! It was very picturesque with beautiful views and beaches. Many many restaurants and bars, live music, art, shopping, etc. The city had well maintained buildings and roads. We ate dinner in a central seafood restaurant called Valencia something, super tasty fish, shrimp, mussels, and squid. We had breakfast in a Doce Mel Buzios (padaria) with good coffee, juice, and warm sandwishes. We were only sadded by the fact that we only booked 1 night in Búzios!


The place is nice, lots of beaches for all the tastes.

November 4, 2022

The place is nice, lots of beaches for all the tastes. The weather could be better. Most of the time it's cloudy, which is great for walking around, but frustrating when you want to spend a day at sea or on the beach.

Irina Kincherova
Irina Kincherova Chile

Lovely place,lots of restaurants and exciting for young...

August 19, 2022

Lovely place,lots of restaurants and exciting for young people. Safe to walk on the streets and didn't see any beggars as in Rio. Our family of 8 loved it so much that we left Pousada Corsario where we had a bad exerience and stayed another 4 days at the Atlantico Buzios, where we enjoyed our stay. Selling staff at the shops are friendly and laid back, no pressure. Quality shopping as there are some shooping areas that remind us of Leblon ! It was definitely worth the 3.5 hours transfers, we recommend it.

Carioca1943 United Kingdom

This is a beautiful place, but it seems more suited to...

July 31, 2021

This is a beautiful place, but it seems more suited to residents than to visitors. I couldn't escape the sensation of being an intruder on wealthy people's private beaches. The Orla Bardot is the one exception: it is beautiful and accessible. Pick your beach and stay at a pousada or hotel nearby. Getting around the peninsula is very difficult, whether by car (roads are narrow, windy and mostly cobbled, and parking is difficult) or on foot (the beaches are far apart, access is confusing and there are few footpaths). Still, it was well worth the visit just for the beautiful beaches.

Anonymous Brazil

Buzios é sempre maravilhoso.

January 4, 2021

Buzios é sempre maravilhoso. Recomendo se hospedar no centro, curtir a praia dos ossos, perto do barco-bar do Paulinho, os drinks são ótimos. Almoço no Cais de Gaia e noite no The house of Rock and Roll.

Celinha Brazil

Búzios is a quiet place for everyone, from young people who...

March 13, 2020

Búzios is a quiet place for everyone, from young people who want to take a little break from Rio chaotic lifestyle still having the possibility to have entertainment. the beaches are extraordinary, and just easy to explore.

Diego Germany

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