Buzios became popular in the 1960's when the legendary french movie start Brigitte Bardot was in Buzios for a holiday with her boyfriend Bob Zagury. There is even a statue dedicated to her along the main street of Buzios.
Nowadays Buzios is a busy beach resort with lots of restaurants, hotels & Pousadas. The west coast of the peninsula offers calm, clear water, while the east coast is good for watersports and surfing. Buzios makes for a good beach extension to any visit to Brazil.
Casas Brancas Hotel and Spa is a well equipped boutique hotel set on the hillside above Buzios bay.
Pousada Abracadabra is an attractive 16-room hotel in the seaside resort of Buzios, just a few minutes walk from lovely beaches.
Vila d'Este is a seafront hotel convenient for the city of Buzios with its many attractions and offers comfort and modern amenities.
Time: GMT -3 hours
Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Not required for British nationals.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.