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.

La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
RUA 4 Quadra C Lote 52-53, Praia João Fernandes, Buzios, RJ
The price is AU$126 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in Joao Fernandes, this spa hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Ossos Square and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Rua das Pedras. Joao Fernandes Beach and Ossos Lagoon are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (226 reviews)
Amazing place and view but access complicated
"Great hotel but access complicated"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2021

La Pedrera Small Hotel & Spa
Pousada Abracadabra
Pousada Abracadabra
4 out of 5
Alto do Humaitá, 13, Centro, Buzios, RJ
The price is AU$253 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Located in the heart of Buzios, this pousada is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Armacao Beach and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Rua das Pedras. Sant'Ana Church and Ossos Beach are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (114 reviews)
"The view is exceptional and the location is great!"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2021

Pousada Abracadabra
Unicornio & SPA BY MH Hotéis
Unicornio & SPA BY MH Hotéis
3.5 out of 5
Rua Roberto Improta Saraiva, s/n -, Praia do Ferradura, Buzios, RJ
Situated near the beach in Buzios, this spa hotel is close to Ferradura Beach, Ponta da Lagoinha and Praia dos Amores. Also nearby are Foca Beach and Ferradurinha ...
4/5 Very Good! (231 reviews)
Disappointing
"Poor service, no TV receiver in the room, air conditioning too small for the room, bad service at the pool (different prices for beer between the bar and the pool, without pre mention). Plus we asked for an iron at the reception and they said it would ho to my room. Never arrived. The overall condition ..."

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2019

Unicornio & SPA BY MH Hotéis
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.
Mar Búzios Experience House
Mar Búzios Experience House
3.5 out of 5
Rua E-2 67, SQ 3-40, Ferradura, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro
The price is AU$140 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Ferradura Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rua das Pedras and Geriba Beach. Ponta da Lagoinha ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Búzios Experience
"Ambiente familiar. Uma casa com todo conforto. Só os banheiros que precisam ser melhorados ."

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Mar Búzios Experience House
Casa em frente a praia em Búzios
Casa em frente a praia em Búzios
3 out of 5
Avenida jose bento ribeiro Dantas 23, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro
Located in Manguinhos, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Porto da Barra Búzios, Geriba Beach and Rua das Pedras. Geriba Lagoon and Manguinhos Beach ...
Casa em frente a praia em Búzios
Casa 6 Suites na Beira da Praia da Ferradura
Casa 6 Suites na Beira da Praia da Ferradura
Rua A da Ferradura LT7QA4 CASA, Ferradura, Buzios, RJ
This family-friendly Buzios holiday home is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ferradura Beach, Buzios Kart and Praia dos Amores. Rua das Pedras and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Lugar lindo
"Paz e sossego"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2021

Casa 6 Suites na Beira da Praia da Ferradura
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.

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