By Rodrigo Matos
Just 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro, a pleasant 2-hour trip takes you to the peninsula of Bzios, with more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water.
Elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world it’s famous for the unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants.
This is a video of one of the most famous streets in Buzios, called Rua Das Pedras, plus there’s a song by Chico Buarque playing along the video.
Buzios is a great place to go for nightlife. There are tons of bars, clubs, and restaurants that stay open well into the early morning hours. Another great thing about the city is that there are tons of visitors all the time, so there is always something going on. Some of the bars and clubs face the ocean, and they give a beautiful view.
There is also tons of live entertainment. Of course, there are far too many bars and clubs to list, but they are all pretty good, even though some are better than others. On any given night, however, some bars will just be more packed than others. It could depend on drink specials, live entertainment, or who is in that bar.
Now back to my favourite topic, beaches. Ill list here four of the most famous beaches in Buzios:
A small beach with calm and crystal clear water. You get there either on foot by a small trail that begins in “Ossos Beach” or by boat.
João Fernandinho Beach
Again a small beach with calm and crystal clear water. Near the popular João Fernandes Beach with many bars where you can enjoy lobster and other great seafood. You can’t miss it.
A beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay, with calm, crystal clear water, served by numerous picturesque bars serving typical “Buzios Style” meals and drinks
Wonderful open beach, frequented by many beautiful and famous people. Perfect for practicing sports like surf, moreyboogie and windsurf.
At this site, youll find a list of hotels in Buzios: http://www.buziosturismo.com/reservas/index_eng.html