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Búzios looks more like an island, but it's really a beautiful peninsula with 23 beaches! About two hours from Rio de Janeiro, this fishing village is a must-see refuge that is a perfect mix of nature and the eclectic life.
A place that conveys calm, promises rest and always tempts you to stay . .. no-one can resist the delights of Búzios, a town full of charm with many secrets to discover.
We have everything lined up to show you the best that Búzios has to offer! On our blog www.inportobay.com you will find culinary tips and suggestions for visiting unforgettable places, along with other places off the beaten track . .. Explore!
The main attraction in Búzios, with shops, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and live music.learn more
Búzios has 23 paradisical beaches - choose the one that suits you best.learn more
Ponte da Lagoalva is an unforgettable beach on Búzios, with abundant maritime fauna and flora.LEARN MORE
Orla Bardot is a beautiful promenade alongside Armação beach,filled with boats and sculptures.LEARN MORE
Ride a trawler, meet the local fishermen and enjoy a good caipirinha on board.LEARN MORE
Explore cliffs and mountains, with flora and fauna typical of the Atlantic coastal forest.WHAT TO DO
Go diving, snorkelling, surfing or boating and discover the rich marine life of Búzios.WHAT TO DO
Búzios has many footpaths to get some exercise.learn more
The ecological tour in the Sana mountains includes waterfalls, water slides and amazing views.LEARN MORE
Búzios Golf Club is one of the most challenging courses in Brazil, and is one of the best in LatLEARN MORE
Explore the nightlife in the many bars, restaurants, shops and cafés.LEARN MORE
How to get there
Búzios is 180km from Rio de Janeiro, about two hours by car. If you want to go by plane, Cabo Frio International Airport, 30km away, has regular flights with TRIP and SKY airlines. It's 20 minutes by car from Cabo Frio airport to Búzios.
The average annual temperature in Búzios is 24°C with the lowest rainfall in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at about 750mm per year only. Summers and winters are mild and dry.
Light clothing and the use of sunscreen is advisable, as is a light sweater for the cooler nights.
The official language is Portuguese, although with its own particular accent. It is not difficult to find someone who speaks and understands English. At PortoBay Búzios, we offer customer service in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.
According to 2010 figures, 190 million people live in Brazil. Rio alone is home to more than 15 million people. The town of Búzios has a population of around 30,000 inhabitants.
Brasília, the capital, is three hours behind London and Lisbon. Every summer, however, the clocks go forward one hour for a period decided annually by the federal government.
The currency in Brazil is the Real. There are currency exchange bureaux, but it is easier to withdraw directly from any ATM that accepts Visa Electron. Most shops and restaurants accept international credit cards.
In Brazil, there are two currents: 220 and 110 volts. In some cases, it is necessary to take an adaptor plug.
We recommend drinking bottled mineral water.
In Brazil, vehicles drive on the right. The use of seat belts is compulsory. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.0 g/litre.