Discover the beach destination in vogue in the region of Rio de Janeiro, with lively nightlife, surfing and relaxation!
At about 170 kms north of Rio de Janeiro, discover the beaches of the Fluminense coast the most in vogue at the moment. Along its peninsula, the little port of Buzios has been transformed into a chic seaside resort, and has earned the nickname « Saint-Tropez of Brazil». A small and charming town where you can regularly find the Brazilian jet set who come here for fun and the beautiful setting.
Not far from Rio de Janeiro, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy the Brazilian way of relaxing and try out the water sports along the twenty or so beaches along this peninsula. Waves for the surfers and calm seas for bathers depending on the orientation of the beach you choose.
At night fall, it’s a different Buzios that comes to life, with a very lively nightlife of trendy bars and nightclubs. In the package we suggest, you can organise your time as you wish, free to spend crazy nights like only the Brazilians know how to do, dancing to international or local music !
Like Saint Tropez in the south of France, this is an exclusive destination, and so the prices are also exclusive ! Plan a higher budget if you include a stay in Buzios compared to other destinations in the region.
Our stay in Buzios includes:
A trendy seaside resort
A lively nightlife
Description about stays in Buzios
• 1 private transfer from Rio de Janeiro (hotel or airport) to Buzios
• 3 nights in a double room in one of our selected hotels
• 1 private transfer from Buzios to Rio de Janeiro (hotel or airport)
Feel the ideal climate of Armacao dos Buzios, eight kilometres of beaches
Buzios has a naturally enchanting setting thanks to its geographical situation.
Located in an area of lakes in the state of Rio de Janeiro, not far from the Serra do Mar, a coastal mountain range, this peninsula has a pleasant climate all year round. This micro-climate makes it one of the sunniest and so most popular seaside resorts in Brazil.
The rock formations of this peninsula are 520 million years old, and so its often called the « Brazilian Himalayas » because at this period it formed a gigantic mountain range similar to the Himalayas of today. Two natural viewpoints the Forno and Joao Fernandes, offer spectacular views of Buzios and its beaches are like lace around the coastline, floating into the sea..
You will be enchanted by this rugged coastline with 23 beaches, each with very different atmospheres, some have a calm warm sea coming from the equator, others colder and more agitated seas from the South pole, but all have waters as clear as cristal. With such a choice, there are many options and everyone will find what they are looking for to spend a great holiday and come away with lots of good memories.
A desire to relax in the sunshine ? Then you can enjoy the Azeda beach located in a nature reserve surrounded by beautiful countryside. If you prefer fun and activities, the Geriba beach is where surf and fun are guaranteed. For lunch in an enchanting setting choose the Joao Fernandes beach with its seaside beach restaurants, a chance to savour the local dishes in a splendid place with superb views.
Buzios, a mixture of charming pousadas, trendy bars and restaurants.
Originally a small fishing village, Buzios has matured into a magnificent seaside resort which is now world famous.
This popularity is particularly thanks to the actress Brigitte Bardot, who fell in love with its picturesque landscapes in the 1960s and who popularised Buzios with the local elite. Since then, artist workshops, bars, restaurants, shops and pousadas have sprung up in this village and compete with their charm creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The pedestrian streets and especially the sea walk called Orla Bardot in memory of the famous muse, live to the rhythm of the trendy vacationers of the Brazilian jet set. If you are a real night owl, you will enjoy the many discotheques, as well as the concerts and festivals that abound in summer.
During the daytime many water sports are available, deep sea diving, snorkelling, surfing and wind surfing, kite surf or water skiing as well as boat rides around the peninsula. All you have to do is choose!
Along with the Brazilian Saint-Tropez and its fun and relaxation, fishing and the traditional life continues.
Although today tourism is by far the largest economic activity for Buzios, fishing is still a stable income for the local population.
Just like the small chic villages on the French Riviera, some of the Buzios locals continue to use the ancient familiar techniques for fishing and agriculture and so pass down the traditions and maintain the authentic charm of this peninsula.
For a long time the men and women here survived thanks to whale fishing, collecting the whale fat and oils, and so the legends of this era are many. Although whaling has ceased today to protect these animals the boats still set off to sea each day to bring back delicious fresh fish and other sea foods. It is often their catch of the day that you will find on the local restaurant menus.
For the record, the Ossos beach (bones beach) get its name from the ancient burial of whale bones here.
Detailed program of your stay in Buzios
Day 1 : Rio de Janeiro – Buzios
A chauffeur will pick you up at one of the airports in Rio de Janeiro or at your hotel reception to take you to the town of Armacao de Buzios.
For around 165 kms, or about a 2 hr drive, you will discover the fluminense countryside driving along a part of the famous BR 101,national road that joins the two states of Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul, crossing 12 states and covering about 5000 kms. You will then join the coastline to arrive in Buzios where the driver will drop you at your chosen hotel.
Depending on the time, you can check-in or leave your bags at reception and go for a first wander around the area.
Night at your hotel.
Days 2 & 3 : Buzios
Every morning you can enjoy a Brazilian buffet breakfast at your hotel.
You can also spend your free time by visiting one or more of the 23 local beaches, depending on what you want to do, relaxing, diving or surfing etc… the hotel receptions will be pleased to advise you on the best choices so that you enjoy your day to the full.
Night at the hotel.
Day 4 : Buzios – Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have time to enjoy Buzios a little more before leaving by private transfer for Rio de Janeiro where you can extend your stay or go to the airport for your planned flight to another destination.
Arrival at the airport or hotel, end of our services.
The accommodation selection in Buzios
Insolito Boutique & Spa
Located on the Ferradura beach, which is one of the prettiest in Buzios, the Insolito Boutique Hotel is a top quality establishment having one several awards. A stay in this place is a true immersion into Brazilian culture. It has a very trendy interior design in each of the 23 rooms with themes inspired from Brazilian artistic and literary culture, Each room has a personalised decor. With quality services, common areas including two swimming pools, a lounge on the beach, and a restaurant combining French cuisine, local products or from the organic vegetable garden of the hotel … welcome to the small paradise of Insolito in Buzios!
A beautiful concept hotel, to discover absolutely for lovers of design and fine decors.
La Borie Hostel (superior)
Located on the Geriba beach, the Borie hotel is a true institution in Buzios and is over 30 years old! This enchanting pousada with its French provence inspired style is very pleasant, comfortable and perfect for those looking for a place to relax on the ocean front.
The restaurant has a panoramic view of the ocean, there is a private access to the beach and a spa with jacuzzi and sauna, there are two pools one of which is heated.