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Welcome to Buzios Peninsula

Buzios Peninsula

After a few days of exhilarating sightseeing and hectic nightlife in Rio, what could be better than to wind down in Buzios, one of Brazil’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Only two hours northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Buzios was ‘discovered’ by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960’s. Perhaps surprisingly, it has remained unspoilt to this day, its low-key development blending perfectly with the landscape of this privileged peninsula. Chic boutiques, chill out café bars and atmospheric restaurants line the streets of the original fishing village, along with nightclubs that stay open well into the early hours. Watersports and golfing are among the activities on offer as well as lush mountain trails for walking or cycling to enable you to explore the wonderful landscape. Above all Buzios is a place in which to re-charge the batteries before heading home, or better still, to another Brazilian adventure!

The west coast beaches offer calm, clear waters while the east coast ones, facing the open sea, are a little wilder and draw the surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Among the most popular beaches are Azeda Beach, Joao Fernandinho Beach (with several bars and known for its good seafood), Ferradura Beach, and Geriba beach, which is popular for surfing.

Information & Facts


The spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese, however Spanish and English are also used in the cities.


The Brazilian monetary unit is the real (BRL), plural reais. There are 100 centavos to the real. The US dollar is also welcome in most tourist establishments. In the main cities foreign currencies and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks or cambios. There is an extensive network of ATMs in the country and most major international credit cards are accepted.


Brazil spans four time zones: Rio and Sao Paulo: GMT -2 (GMT -3 April to October); Brasilia and Belm: GMT -3 (GMT -2 October to March); GMT -4 in the West.

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