Lively village surrounded by more than 10 beaches. You are bound to find one to your liking.
We have a video coming soon, but in the meantime here is what Google has to say about Buzios:
“Armação dos Búzios (or Búzios) is a Brazilian resort set on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro. It’s known as an upscale vacation destination with numerous beaches. These include Ferradura, on a calm horseshoe bay with water sports, and Geribá, a popular surfing site. Among its village streets, cobbled Rua das Pedras is a center of dining and nightlife.”
Here is a brief description of some of the most popular (and easier to access beaches) as well as a general orientation of town.
The bus ride from Rio to Buzios takes approximately 3 hours, but can take much longer if traffic is bad.
Cost is $60 to $85 reais each way depending on time of day.
Buses to Buzios depart from Rodoviaria Novo Rio (main bus station). "1001" is the only bus company between Rio and Buzios. You can buy tickets at the bus station or online (click here). You will need your passport to buy tickets and travel.
There are buses every hour or two depending on the day of the week.
It is recommended to buy tickets in advanced if traveling during the weekends or holidays.
The bus drops you off only 200 meters from the city center (see map in the Overview section) and a 20 minute walk from popular beaches like Ferradura. If you're staying near Geriba beach, Manginhos beach, or Rasa beach, you could ask the driver to drop you off before the final stop.
Many places in Buzios can be accessed with a short walk. For example, Centro to Ferradura beach or Forno beach is only a 20 minute walk.
You can only take taxis at taxi hubs or call for pick up. Taxis are not metered. Here are sample taxi rates.
These travel along Avenida José Bento Ribeiro Dantas/Estrada da Usina Velha every 5 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes at night. There are drop off/pick up points near popular destinations such as: Geribá beach (+/- 700 metros), Tartaruga beach (+/-1.2 km), Praia Brava (+/- 900 meters), town center (+/- 200 meters), Porto da Barra (right in front). Bus stops are marked with this sign.
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