Located approximately 170 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Búzios is a world-famous resort town surrounded by green crystal-clear waters. One of the theories is that the city got its name from sea shells that were abundant in local beaches.
In the 1960s, Búzios became a popular summer resort for cariocas. After actress Brigitte Bardot spent some time there, the small village was never the same again. The city gained international fame and became a popular tourist destination. There is even a waterfront promenade at Armação Beach named after the actress.
Father and son playing on the beach in Búzios.
The city center has grown a lot over the years, but it is the traditional Rua das Pedras (Stone Street) that stands out. There are several local bars as well as art galleries, sophisticated restaurants, high-end boutiques, and even a cinema named after the famous French actress.
Búzios is renowned for its lively nightlife and exquisite cuisine. Night Clubs on Rua das Pedras and on Bardot Waterfront Promenade are open till dawn, especially in the summer and during holidays. Local restaurants are influenced by international cuisine, offering visitors a selection of different flavors.
There are more than 20 beaches around the city, so there is certainly something for everyone. Some of the most popular among them are the beaches of Geribá (a favorite among surfers), Ferradura (good location for freediving), Armação, Azeda, and João Fernandes.
There are over 200 hotels and inns in the city. And all the local infrastructure blends carefully and harmoniously with the gorgeous local beaches. Everyone who visits Búzios falls in love with it. And it won’t be different with you. It is simply impossible not to be amazed by such a charming city with such stunning beaches.
Santos Dumont Airport:+55 (21) 3004-6050
Tom Jobim International Airport: +55 (21) 3004-6050
The closest airports to Búzios are Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) and Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG), both in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
One of the easiest ways to get to Búzios is to arrange a transfer from the airports in Rio de Janeiro. This can either be done in advance or when your flight lands. There are plenty of companies to choose from.
Búzios Bus Station: +55 (22) 2623-2050
Rio de Janeiro Station: +55 (21) 3213-1800
The bus trip from Rio to Búzios takes approximately three hours.
Búzios is relatively small. Depending on where you are staying, walking to nearby attractions is a great option.
If you want to really get to know every inch of this charming city, you should rent a bicycle to get around.
Personal Vehicles and Rentals
A great way to get around the city is to rent a car.
Tourism Assistance Center:
+55 (22) 2623-2099
Military Police: 190
Fire Department: 193
Búzios has tropical weather, which means summers are hot and humid. Local temperatures can reach up to 33ºC. The mildest month in the region is generally September, when the average temperature is 19ºC. The hottest month of the year is February.