Best things to do in Búzios
Find out more about those top places in Búzios
Perched on a narrow peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, Búzios is one of Brazil’s most enchanting destinations. Situated just east of Rio de Janeiro, the quiet fishing village was transformed into a playground for the rich and famous in the 1960s, as it became renowned as the favored getaway of Brigitte Bardot. Today, Búzios is one of Brazil’s most glamorous seaside resorts with three distinct districts each with their character. Situated at the peninsula’s eastern tip, the most enchanting district is undoubtedly Ossos, which retains an atmospheric old world charm with steep cobbled streets and colonial-era houses reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Beyond Búzios’ architectural charms, the peninsula offers the perfect opportunity to unwind on some of Brazil’s best beaches.
A tour of the most popular street of Búzios in Rio de Janeiro - the Rua das Pedras is an unforgettable experience. This street got its name from the pavement which is made of stones. The Rua das Pedras is only about 600 m which places it as a small street and cars are not allowed to move along this street. At any time of the day, the street is always lively and it houses the best restaurants and the most exclusive luxury shops in Búzios which you should visit on your tour.
Praia da Armação is one location where you can relax and breath in the cool air. This tranquil beach with its beautiful sights features restaurants and bars, a small church, alongside windsurfing and swimming.
The Praia da Ferradura is one of the many relaxation places that you should visit during your tour where you can lay back and breath in the beach air. This horseshoe-shaped beach with its gentle water and amazing scenes also has kiosks where you can get all your snacks. Also, you can rent chairs, umbrellas and even kayaks during your visit.
The exciting feature of this beach is that it is very suitable for you especially if you do not want to be disturbed while on your tour. The Praia João Fernandinho is an isolated beach with a number of food kiosks and a modest stretch of sand for fishing, swimming, and other purposes.