Buzios is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil, if not the world. Often making it into the top ten of the planet’s most stunning areas, Buzios, whose full name is Armação dos Búzios, started life as a quaint fishing village. It was initially settled by European pirates and slave traders but rose to fame when it Brigitte Bardot visited the town in 1964, putting its incredible beauty on the world stage. Since then, Buzios has transformed into the popular destination that it is today. Located on Brazil’s southern Atlantic coast, Buzios’ beaches are its biggest draw.
Luckily for people planning on traveling to Buzios, the sun shines all year round, so there is no bad time to visit. Temperatures average 77ºF (25˚C) annually, so the weather is perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the many beaches that proliferate in this beautiful part of Brazil. Summer sees larger crowds coming into the area, so if you prefer a more quiet beach holiday, avoid visiting in December to March. Brazil’s school holidays fall in July, so this is another busy time of year for locals. Between April and August, crowds are smaller, and because this is low season, the prices are also more affordable than in the summer months. The ideal time to visit is perhaps between September and November between low and high season.
Many international travelers visiting Buzios will fly into Rio de Janeiro, which is around 111 miles (180km) east of the city. Lots of international airlines operate direct flights from Europe and the US to Rio. There are also lots of domestic and regional flights that arrive in Rio, and all internal flights and transfers will be arranged for you as part of your itinerary. Buzios has its own airport, the Cabo Frio Airport, which is located about 18m from Buzios itself. A transfer from the airport to your hotel can be arranged for you, or alternatively, you can get a taxi. Once in Buzios, water taxis are the most efficient way to explore the many beaches and coves in this picturesque area.
Because of Buzios’ popularity as a tourist destination, it is well equipped to cater for tourists, whether they are looking for high-end resorts or rustic cabins. The area’s luxury hotels offer stunning views of the ocean, and even the more affordable lodgings have panoramic vistas towards the sea. Regarding food, grab a delicious yet affordable bite on the beach, or treat yourself to a gourmet meal at one of the area’s top-class restaurants. All tastes are catered for, whether you are looking for local fare or international cuisines, with seafood always high on the menu. Fans of retail therapy will delight in the shopping options to be found on Buzios’ beaches, from independent boutiques to artisan market stalls.