Buzios

Travel Guide
Prainha Beach featuring general coastal views, a coastal town and a beach

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 Buzios

Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
3.5 out of 5
Av. do Atlântico, 750, Village da Ferradura, Buzios, RJ, 28950-000
The price is £39 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly pousada in Buzios. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (194 reviews)
"Everything was fine with the staff; they were nice and friendly but the management was very disappointing. I lost the key from the safe box, it was my fault no worries to pay for a key replacement. But when the manager arrived the next day, instead of coming and help us to solve the problem he took ..."

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2022

Pousada Pontal da Ferradura
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá Nº 11, Centro, Buzios, RJ, 28950000
The price is £118 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Buzios. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (260 reviews)
"Incredible stay will never stay anywhere else when in buzios the perfect location"

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Vila d'este handmade hospitality hotel
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 10, Buzios, RJ, 28950000
The price is £222 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Buzios. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (235 reviews)
"Beautiful location and fantastic staff"

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

Casas Brancas Boutique 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.
Apartamento praia
Apartamento praia
2.5 out of 5
R. Manoel Turíbio de Farias, Buzios, RJ, 28950-000
The price is £25 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this apartment in Buzios. Enjoy free WiFi, a kitchen and a fridge. Popular attractions Rua das Pedras and Santos Dumont Square are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Owner is really nice"

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Apartamento praia
Apartment - Buzios Fractional Resort - Buzios
Apartment - Buzios Fractional Resort - Buzios
Buzios, RJ
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Buzios. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a beach locale. Popular attractions Tucuns Beach and Reserve Serra das ...
Apartment - Buzios Fractional Resort - Buzios
Casa Condomínio Le Corsaire
Casa Condomínio Le Corsaire
3 out of 5
Lot. Praia Baia Formosa, Lot. Praia Baia Formosa, Unit 39, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, 28950-000
Stay at this 3-star beach holiday home in Buzios. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Rasa Beach and Lookout Ponta do Pai ...
Casa Condomínio Le Corsaire
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.

Popular places to visit in Buzios

Top things to do in Buzios

Cities near Buzios