Búzios travel guide

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You're Going to Love Búzios

Buzios is a resort town situated on a peninsula with more than 20 beaches, and is known as the 'Saint-Tropez of Brazil'. Cobbled streets and charming terraces make the town a great place for a stroll.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Búzios

1. Water Sports

Buzios is a great place to enjoy snorkeling, surfing, boating, and swimming.

2. Party All Night

The town has many clubs, like the lively Privilège, and a sophisticated atmosphere.

3. The Food

The town is renowned for the quality of its restaurants, especially the seafood in place like Bar do Zé and Fishbone.

4. Rua das Pedras

A walk along Rua das Pedras will take you through some of the prettiest areas of town and allow you to enjoy some lovely cafes and bars.

5. People Watching

Buzios attracts some of Brazil's most fashionable people, so choose a seat at a pavement cafe and watch the beautiful people go by.

Where to Eat in Búzios

O Barco on Orla Bardot has great seafood, with mains from R$25. Mistico Restaurante on Alto do Humaitá has good Mediterranean food from R$45 and great views.

When to visit Búzios

Búzios in May
Estimated hotel price
₹ 3369
1 night at 3-star hotel
Búzios in May
Estimated hotel price
₹ 3369
1 night at 3-star hotel

High season for Buzios is November to March and June to July. March is the wet season.

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How to Get to Búzios


Buzios is served by Cabo Frio International Airport (CFB), which is around 20 miles from the center of town. The bus into town costs R$6 and the taxi fare is R$75.


The town is approximately 120 miles from Rio de Janiero on the BR-101 and RJ-128 highways.


There are regular buses from the Novo Rio bus station in Rio de Janiero to Buzios. Tickets cost from R$20.

Airports near Búzios

Airlines serving Búzios

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Where to stay in Búzios

El Misti Búzios Hostel and Pousada on Rua JV offers clean, comfortable dorm rooms, while Hibiscus Beach Resort on Joao Fernandes Beach offers luxury rooms near the water.

Popular neighbourhoods in Búzios

Ossos - this is the oldest area of town and is home to the harbor, yacht club, and some good bars.

Manguinhos - Manguinhos is situated on the isthmus and is the most commercial area of town, with some of the larger hotels.

Armacao - is the center of town and is where you will find most of Buzios's nightlife, bars, and restaurants. It is also where you will find the pretty beachfront promenade.

Where to stay in popular areas of Búzios

Most booked hotels in Búzios

Hotel El Cazar
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
₹ 10,317+
La Pedrera Small Hotel And Spa
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
₹ 4,577+
Le Relais La Borie
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
₹ 20,789+
Pedra Da Laguna Boutique Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
₹ 12,101+
Pousada do Centro Oeste
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
₹ 2,870+
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How to Get Around Búzios

Public Transportation

There is no public transport to speak of in Buzios but minivans offer a basic bus service from R$2.


There is a taxi rank at the schooner wharf. The starting fare is R$4, and you will pay around R$4 per mile.


Roads in Buzios can get very congested in high season and parking can be difficult in town. Local companies include Rent A Car JR Vieira Car rental, and prices start at R$150 per day.

Car hire agencies in Búzios

The Cost of Living in Búzios

Shopping Streets

Rua das Pedras is the main shopping street in town, with lots of small, independent shops selling beachwear, fashion, and leather goods.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Buzios costs R$3.41 and a loaf of bread is R$5.30.

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