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Tourist information about Buzios

Buzios, also known as Armação dos Buzios, is a city from Rio de Janeiro state, located in the Brazilian coast some 190 kilometres east from Rio de Janeiro.


Founded as a fishing village, nowadays Buzios is an extremely popular tourist destination. Each year, the beaches of the city and its active nightlife draw many tourists to the area. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 23,011 and its area is 69km2.


Buzios is located in a peninsula 8 kilometres long where about 23 beaches can be found. Since Equatorial currents as well as currents from the South Pole flow into Buzios' waters, both, beaches with cold and warm water can be found here.


Given the strong winds that blow in this area, Buzios proves ideal for practising water sports such as sailing and others such as hang gliding. This city is home to a wide variety of cultures and a large number of foreigners live here.


The peninsula gained widespread popularity after legendary film star Brigitte Bardot chose it as a tourist destination to spend her holidays with his Brazilian boyfriend Bob Zagury.


The statue of Bardot still graces the promenade known as Orla Bardot. Buzios is commonly referred to as the "Brazilian Saint-Tropez" since so many tourists visit the city these days.

Buzios Brazil


Climate in Buzios

The annual average temperature is 25ºC. During the summer months the weather is hot and humid and the highest average temperatures reach 29ºC.


Heavy rains are a common feature during this season. During the winter months, on the other hand, temperatures drop slightly, the highest average temperature is 19ºC and the lowest is 12ºC.


On the other hand, from April to September rains are pretty scarce. The situation changes from November to March.

Climate in Buzios


Urban development and Architecture

Regarding the city's urban development, a law adopted in 1979 forbids the construction of buildings taller than two floors. Hence, Buzios has a unique architectural style.


The city's summer houses and other buildings have been all built in a typical style. A great number of crafts and rustic items mainly made of wood can be found here.


Famous architects such as Octávio Raja Cabaglia and Hélio Pellegrino, who drew much of their inspiration from the old houses of the fishing villages, are the main responsible for the city's attractive aspect.


Well known restaurants such as Don Juan, Patio Habana and Boom as well as the Portico in the city entrance are some examples of the city's unique style.  

Rua das Pedras (Street)


Sightseens & Tours in Buzios

Buzios' tourist area consists of the peninsula and its 8 beaches. A wide variety of accommodation facilities known as "pousadas".


Beaches are the chief attraction in Buzios. Among the most popular ones are Azeda, Ferradura, Tartaruga, João Fernández, Geribá, Ferradurinha, Rasa, Manguinhos, Brava e Olho-de-Boi, where nudism is a common practice.


The peak season lasts from the 15th December until the 15th of March. The city center is small and the well-known "Rua das Pedras" is its major attraction. A broad variety of stores can be found within four blocks.


Moreover, Buzios offers a bustling nightlife. A large number of restaurants, bars, pubs and discos can be found along these four famous blocks, catering for all tastes.

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Armação Beach


Accommodation in Buzios

Through it is possible to make reservations by phone or on-line for accommodation in Huts, Hotels, Apartments, Apart-Hotels or Resorts located in different spots of the city.

In order to experience an enjoyable and pleasant stay near your area of interest a hotel downtown Buzios can be booked, or in different areas of the locality.

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