Armacao dos Buzios

Once the preserve of pirates and slave traders, the peninsula of Búzios, 105 miles (169 km) northeast of Rio de Janeiro, is today the haunt of the rich and famous of the world who flock to the city to enjoy the 24 or so beaches in the vicinity. The peninsula was popularized by legendary movie star Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, and her statue still sits along the main street of Búzios, the Rua das Pedras (Street of stones). The peninsula is a beach resort with an active night life and restaurants. The west coast beaches offer calm, clear waters while the east coast ones, facing the open sea, are a bit more wild and draw surfers and water sports enthusiasts. Among the most popular beaches are Ferradura, João Fernandes with several bars and known for its seafood, Armação, and Geribá, popular for surfing. The beach of Manguinhos is known for windsurfing. Rua das Pedras, the main street, winds through the town center and features shopping, restaurants, bars and comprehensive nightlife.

Buzios is extremely popular with Argentine tourists, and has become a destination for cruise ships.

 

21 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind9.27 m/s
Cloudiness68 %
Temperature (min/max)21/21 °C
Pressure1021 hpa
Humidity71 %
Last update: 30 May 2024 @ 02:43

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