Just two hours east of Rio de Janeiro, on a rugged peninsula is the quaint and charming town of Búzios, which used to be a French pirate hideout and a quiet little fishing village with cobbled streets and friendly locals.

Why visit Buzios ?

  • Enjoy some window shopping along the famous cobbled Rua das Pedras
  • Admire the Orla Bardot statue in honour of the town’s famous visitor
  • Hire a beach buggy and slowly explore the 26 different beaches
  • Feast on some of the incredible seafood specialities such as mullet
  • Catch some waves with an afternoon’s kitesurfing

Put on the map by the legendary Brigitte Bardot in the 1960′s, the town has managed to retain its charm and relaxed atmosphere and today is a chic and sophisticated resort for the rich and famous.

It now plays host to a wide variety of lovely hotels and pousadas as well as many excellent restaurants offering exotic cuisine from around the world and a number of stylish bars, boutiques and handicraft stores.

The peninsula is renowned for its exuberantly sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation, but it is for its 26 magnificent beaches, crystal-clear waters and delightful climate that Buzios is best known.

Each beach has its own charms, but a few to look out for are Azeda, Azedinha, Ferradura, Tartaruga, João Fernandes and Geribá.

When not enjoying some good old fashioned people-watching from one of the restaurants, then it is possible to enjoy a wide variety of watersports including windsurfing, scuba-diving and fishing.




No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 3 Hours (Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro) Other parts of the country do vary.

Flight Time

11.5 hours Direct


You can follow our adventures and travel inspiration and share your holiday experiences with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Keep up-to-date with the latest travel trends, inspiration for future trips and competitions to win luxury travel vouchers.