Beach in Buzios, Brazil


A few hours’ drive up the coast from Rio, Buzios is nestled along the magnificent shores of a scenic peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Once a sleepy fishing village, Buzios is renowned for being discovered by Bridget Bardot in the 1960s.

It has since become a popular weekend spot for Rio’s residents, still retaining much of the original charm of its fishing-village past despite the moniker of being Brazil’s St Tropez.

Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A little more about Buzios

The peninsula is dotted with small coves and crescent-shaped bays and offers easy to reach stretches of sand and sea to suit everyone from surfers and divers to sunbathers and sailors. Many of the beaches offer great restaurants and bars, whilst the cobbled main street the Rua Das Pedras, is home to a wealth of high-end boutiques, restaurants and bars. Explore on horseback, bike, car, beach buggy or boat.

We use a variety of charming boutique hotels or pousadas set away from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Buzios is also home to some of the most impressive and contemporary private villas in Brazil, do ask for further details.


Explore some of the best things to do in and around Buzios.

Colourful building, Buzios, Brazil

People Watch from Cafes

Buzios is home to some of Brazil’s hippest beach-side lounge spots, and visits to the Fishbone Cafe and Patio Havana are highly recommended.

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Beach in Buzios, Brazil

Adventures in Buzios

Saddle up to ride out on horseback, jump on a mountain bike or head out on foot to hike to high vantage points to take in the wonderful coastal views.

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Explore by Buggy

Explore the Buzios Peninsula and its glorious coastline by beach buggy, stopping to watch active beach-goers while tucking in to a picnic lunch.

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Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Shop for Handicrafts

Peruse the sophisticated selection of fascinating boutique shops and market stores, looking for handicrafts and regional items to bring home as souvenirs.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Vila d’este £££££

  • Brazil
  • Boutique

Vila d’este is a stylish pousada situated on a hillside overlooking Joao Fernandes Beach and within walking distance of Buzios. All the rooms and suites in this small boutique hotel offer unique decor and custom furnishings, and many with superb panoramas of the bay. The hotel restaurant offers stunning views across the bay and serves Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, Vila d’este has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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Insolito Boutique Hotel £££££

  • Brazil
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Insolito Boutique Hotel is a Mediterranean style property just beyond the shores of Ferradura Beach in Buzios. All rooms are stylishly furnished with works of art and designer pieces. The restaurant serves delicious French-Brazilian fusion cuisine and seafood specialities served on the terrace overlooking the sea. The hotel also offers a saltwater pool, freshwater pool, a dry and wet sauna, Jacuzzi and spa. Two private boats and bicycles are for use during the stay.

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Casas Brancas £££££

  • Brazil
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Casas Brancas is a small boutique-style hotel ideally located overlooking the stunning bay of Buzios. It is just a short walk from the main town with its many attractive shops, lively bars and restaurants. All 32 rooms are tastefully furnished and air-conditioned, and most have sea views from private balconies. There is a swimming pool and spa and the restaurant bar overlooks the ocean, making it the ideal place to relax and admire the sunset whilst sampling the delicious Mediterranean and Brazilian cuisine on the veranda.

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Roxy Dukes

Roxy loves to delve into South American culture, so Brazil is always at the top of her hit list. From eating tapioca served from local food carts to the art of capoeira dancing, she loves to find new experiences to share with her wayfaring clients.

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