Buzios has an average temperature
of 25o centigrade. During the winter months temperatures
drop slightly but it is rarely cold.
Its location dictates that the fashion in Buzios is
beachwear. During the day people wear shorts and teeshirts,
in the evening dress is casual but chic.
Buzios has a small airport 18
km away from the centre. It is only served by small
charter companies and airtaxis.
Businesses work to a Siesta time
table. They open early, close for a long midday break
and re-open at about 4 pm until late.
The best place for taking a taxi
is at the main square. Arrangements can be made for
pick ups from other points. You should speak to the
receptionist at the pousada, many of which have a shuttle
For minor health problems contact
the receptionist, they can get in touch with the Buzios
Clinic. (Av. J.B. Ribeiro Dantas 3000, Tel: (0246) 23-2465)
Refer to Rio de Janeiro.
to get there
international airport of Rio, Galeao, is situated about
180 km from Buzios.
Specially trained guides will receive clients with a
name board and from there, transfer to Buzios takes
about 3 hours. With guides giving an informative commentary
it is a very pleasant trip, allowing the visitor to
see the beauty of the state.
For those who opt not to make use of this important
service, other transport is available:
From the airport, take the air-conditioned bus or taxi
to the rodoviaria (bus terminal) from where buses leave
regularly for Buzios. We recommend this option only
if a guide accompanies you to the bus terminal. However,
there may still be complications in Buzios itself as
the bus terminal there is about four kilometres from
the town centre and it has been reported that there
are not always taxis to take you to the centre.
Another alternative, for groups of up to 20 pax, is
by air taxi, which offers a panoramic flight along Rio's
northern coast and lake district. It takes about 30
Buzios is about 180 km to the east of Rio de Janeiro.
It is on a peninsula extending into the Atlantic ocean
with 23 beaches. The beaches vary greatly from rough
to gentle, busy to tranquil and warm to cool.
Today Buzios is the meeting point for upper class Brazilian
holidaymakers, as well as many foreign tourists.
During the day the town is deserted as everyone heads
for the many beaches to show off their suntanned bodies
or eat the delicious seafood. At night the town sparkles
as all the beautiful people with each other for attention.
The evening begins at ten and goes on until dawn when
the innumerable streetbars finally close their doors.
Buzios is famous for its beaches. It is 180 Km away
from Rio de Janeiro and very much sought after by tourists
at the end of the year for the new years eve celebrations.
This coastal region stretches along the northern part
of the state and is marked by the conviviality of contrasts
of luxury and simplicity, colonial and modern, different
cuisines, different types of boats and ways of life.
The most traditional activity in this region is salt
mining, which is practised along the whole fluminense
coast and features windmills as its symbol. Fishing
villages are also closely linked to the region, giving
the area a rustic appearance. The main tourist attractions
of the region are the resorts of Buzios, Cabo Frio,
Arraial do Cabo, Rio das Ostras, Marica and Saquarema.
Originally fishing village, the present municipality
of Buzios, with an area of 95 Km2, was until recently
part of the district of Cabo Frio.
has so many Restaurants, all located at Rua das Pedras,
that you can really make up your mind while strolling
through the street. If you are looking for inexpensive,
but no less quality restaurants, try the street behind
the famous Rua das Pedras.
Remember, during the high season in Jan + Feb or during
holidays it may get difficult to find seats for groups.
- R. Jose Bento Riberio Dantas, 500 (Armacao)
Tel 623-1595; cc: all; 13h/2h Italian
The quality and freshness of its seafood, combined with
pasta are the main attraction of this fine Restaurant.
Try the Spaghetti with shrimps and rucola, Pargo-Fish
in salt or langoustines-risotto with fresh shrimps.
La Tropezienne - R. Jose Bento Riberio Dantas,
Tel 623-1162; 19h/1h; sat/sun 12h/24h French
Closes Mon+Tue from apr to jun and aug to nov
Good ingredients with dishes like lamb with garlic cream,
cauliflower with shrimps and orange cream and salmon
are hundreds of bars and restaurants in Buzios which
start to fill up after 9pm and stay open very late.
At the top of the range are the sophisticated, more
expensive bars but for those who like a more relaxed
atmosphere, there are cheaper bars to choose from, where
live music is played for all tastes. The streets also
fill up and Rua das Pedras has become a popular venue
to see and be seen - Ray Bans in hand and designer knitwear
draped over shoulders.