the best beach in buzios
yeah you got us all with that loaded question haha
it really depends on what you want in a beach, but for me, it has to be something magical. i think a lot of it depends on mood and company.
the best beach experience i had was in brazil. there's a small "resort"town called buzios that has a beach you walk to. it takes about 20 mins from the main cobble-stone town center. it's called praia azeda. locals know where to find it. (it's not hard to find). on the way, there are locally owned shops, little colonial houses and a small chapel. upon arriving, you will see it from atop a small hill, and in realizing the isolation and beauty, you will scurry down the path to stake your claim.
it's an inlet, a bit rocky with warm deep water, few people, (depending on time of year and day), one lone fishing boat bobbing in the green water. with the sun on your face or lush trees to rest under, it's private. you can see islands from it's brown sugary sand. it's clean, calm and quiet and every now and again, a food vendor will come to give you refreshment.
it's absolutely magical.
(p.s. this is not my photo. all of mine are in printed form, so i pulled this one off the internet. )
BÚZIOS - BEACHES PARADISE!!!
Favored by the lack of defense provided by the portuguese during the first century after "Brazil´s Discover" by Pedro Alvares Cabral, french, english and dutch pirates were extremely active in this region.
In 1555, France invaded Rio de Janeiro and settled the French Antartica there. They developed good relationships with the local indians, took over the peninsula and built bases for protection and wood storage (specially "pau-brasil").
In 1575, the portuguese governor massacred the indians and retook control of the region. However, after a while, the french helped by the tamoio indians, regained control of the area. Only in 1615, after many battles, the portuguese, supported by the araribóia indians, finally and definitely expelled the french.
The region became a fishing village, which was its main economic activity over the centuries until the 1960´s when Búzios started to become a beach resort. Brigitte Bardot was one the greatest enthusiast of Búzios and the city is thankful to her. This gratitude is shown on a statue of the famous french actress in the city center.
Búzios´peninsula has more than 20 wonderful beaches. If you like beaches you can´t go wrong here...
The most famous are Geribá (its an indian name), dos Ossos ("Bones Beach"), Azeda ("Sour Beach"), Azedinha ("Small Sour Beach") , Ferradura ("Horseshoe Beach"), Ferradurinha ("Small Horseshoe Beach"), João Fernandes and Tartaruga ("Turtle Beach").