The reasons to visit RIO are endless, but there is more to love about Brazil that extend beyond RIO’s city limits. Read on for 8 places OUTSIDE of RIO that you won’t want to miss!
Rising to prominence in the 19th century due to Minas Gerais increasing influence in the gold (and by proxy, shipping) trade, Armação dos Búzios was a small idyllic village known during this time for its role in the whaling industry. After famous French actress Brigitte Bardot was charmed by the engrossing scenery in the mid 1960’s, Búzios has built a reputation as a wonderful getaway that caters well to visitors from all over the world. Known nowadays for its enchanting natural beauty and plethora of beaches, Búzios is an important stop in anyone’s travel plans!
Sights we recommend
Any of its 20 beaches!
Orlat Bardot Boardwalk (gorgeous marina named after Búzios’ biggest fan!)
Rua das Pedras (beautiful cobblestone street that features the best of Búzios’
Sawasdee (creative Thai/Brazilian fusion restaurant) Av. Jose Bento Ribeiro Dantas 422, Buzios
Peixe Vivo (oceanfront mediterranean cuisine featuring fresh grilled fish and brick oven pizzas!) Orla Bardot 805, Buzios
Rocka Beach Lounge & Restaurant (beachside gourmet contemporary Brazilian cuisine) Praia Brava, 13, Buzios
The most efficient and cost effective manner to arrive in Búzios from Rio de Janeiro is by bus. Tickets can be purchased directly at the Bus Terminal from Bus Company 1001.
Cost: R$45-55 each way
The #1 TripAdvisor ranked Hotel in Búzios, they feature warm, homely, and clean accommodations, ocean view rooms, as well as several enjoyable amenities (such as a pool and sauna!).
Cost (Daily): R$360-420
Pousada de Charme Outro Mer
The #1 TripAdvisor ranked BnB/Inn in Búzios, this place is great for someone looking for something off the beaten path. The guesthouse features culturally themed rooms, scenic hillside location just 15 minutes from the beach (and Rua de Pedras!). The property offers an outstanding breakfast, pool, and the owners and staff will provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Cost (Daily): US$ 90 (Approximately R$200)
A wonderful hotel/inn that caters to several needs in-house. Housing a restaurant as well as bar/lounge, you’ll never want to leave! Despite the wonderful view and proximity to the sea, there is a pool, a business center, nearby fitness center at their sister property, as well as dedicated smoking areas. Great place to stay if you want to enjoy Búzios tourist district!
Cost (Daily): R$ 573