a picturesque beach resort

Once a tranquil fishing village, today the picturesque beach resort of Búzios is one of Brazil’s most popular getaways. Dotted with upscale boutiques, fashionable restaurants and luxury villas, this is a fine spot to enjoy the stunning Brazilian coastline.

Drive a few hours from Rio and you will come upon the beautiful Mediterranean-style peninsula of Búzios. Shortened from its official name Amarção dos Búzios, this coastal town allures with sun-baked shores and a sparkling turquoise sea.

Made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the ‘60s when it was just a tiny fishing village, Búzios has developed into one of Brazil’s most inviting retreats with busy shops, happening bars and chic restaurants. Despite its growing popularity, Búzios retains a laidback charm in its winding cobbled streets and secluded shores.

Set on a beautiful peninsula with over 20 beaches and hidden coves, you can spend your time here by lounging on golden sands, taking in gorgeous ocean views, snorkelling and swimming in crystal clear waters and exploring the untamed coastline in an open-top buggy. Those more active can also enjoy windsurfing, hiking and sailing. Away from the water you can take a tour into the interior to see tranquil lakes and lush mangroves.

If you’ve been inspired to add Búzios to your luxury, personalized holiday then get in touch with our Brazil experts today.

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