Discover the in – vogue beach destination in the region of Rio de Janeiro, with a chic nightlife and jet set atmosphere!
170 kms north of Rio de Janeiro, discover the beaches of the Fluminense coast, a destination for those seeking resort style, up – market getaways. Along its peninsula, the little port of Armação dos Búzios (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 will regularly find the Brazilian jet set who come here to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Not far from Rio de Janeiro, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy relaxation the Brazilian way, to release some energy, try out the water sports along the twenty or so beaches! There are waves for the surfers and calm seas for bathers depending on the beach you choose.
At night fall, Buzios becomes a different town; a very lively nightlife begins in the trendy bars and clubs. In the package we suggest, you can organize your time as you wish, free to enjoy crazy nights like only the Brazilians know how, dancing to international or local music !
Armação dos Búzios is an exclusive destination, and the prices reflect this. Plan a higher budget if you intend to include a stay in Buzios (compared to other destinations in the region).
Armação dos Búzios:
A trendy seaside resort
A chic nightlife
Armação dos Búzios – What´s included?
• 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)
Armação dos Búzios, ideal surroundings and perfect climate!
Buzios has a naturally enchanting setting thanks to its geographical location.
Located in a lakeland area in the state of Rio de Janeiro, not far from the Serra do Mar coastal mountain range, this peninsula has a pleasant climate all year round. This micro-climate makes it one of the sunniest seaside resorts in Brazil.
The rock formations of this peninsula are 520 million years old. It is 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 João Fernandes, offer spectacular views of Buzios and its beaches like a lace around the coastline, floating into the sea.
You will be enchanted by this rugged coastline of 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 crystal. With such a good choice, there are many options and everyone will find what they are looking for and come away with special memories.
If you want to relax in the sunshine for example, then you will 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 thrills 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.
Charming pousadas, trendy bars and chic restaurants
Originally a small fishing village, Buzios has matured into a magnificent seaside resort, famous the world over.
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, 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 night owl, you will enjoy the many discos, 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, traditional life continues. . .
Although tourism is today the largest economic activity for Buzios, fishing is still a stable income for the local population.
Just like the small villages on the rest of the coast, some of the Buzios locals continue to use ancient techniques for fishing and agriculture and so pass down the traditions and maintain the authentic charm of the peninsula.
For a long time the men and women here survived thanks to whaling, so the legends of this era are many. Although whaling has ceased today to protect these majestic animals, the boats still set off to sea each day to bring back delicious fresh fish and other sea food. It is often the catch of the day that you will find on the local restaurant menus. Whilst on the topic, Ossos beach (bones beach) get its name from the ancient burial of whale bones there.
Armação dos Búzios – Detailed Itinerary
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 Armação dos Búzios.
On the roughly 2hr drive, you will discover the fluminense countryside driving along a part of the famous BR 101 (a 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 wander around the area.
Night at your hotel.
Days 2 & 3 : Buzios
Every morning you can enjoy a Brazilian buffet breakfast at your hotel.
Spend your free time 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.
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Armação dos Búzios Vacation – Accommodation
Insolito Boutique & Spa
Located on the Ferradura beach, one of the prettiest in Buzios, the Insolito Boutique Hotel is a top quality establishment having won several awards. A stay in this place is a true immersion in 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 its own custom decor. With quality services, common areas including two swimming pools, a lounge on the beach, and a restaurant serving French cuisine and local products from the organic vegetable garden … welcome to the small paradise of Insolito!
The Borie Hotel (superior)
Located on the Geriba beach, La Borie hotel is a true institution in Buzios and is over 30 years old! This enchanting pousada with its French 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 private access to the beach and a spa with jacuzzi and sauna, also there are two pools, one of which is heated.